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Minneapolis community celebrates Derek Chauvin conviction


The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined hundreds of people in Minneapolis on Tuesday night celebrating the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd.

The civil rights leader stopped by George Floyd Square — a community memorial site for Floyd located where he was killed last May.

“What’s his name?” Jackson shouted to the exuberant crowd, who replied, “George Floyd!”

“Keep hope alive,” Jackson said before leaving.

Fireworks were also set off at the celebration and people danced at times to Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day,” and DMX’s “Party Up.”

Chauvin was the first of four since-fired Minneapolis cops to go to trial over the death of Floyd.

The ex-officer was found guilty of all counts — second-degree murder, third degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

He knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes during an arrest on a Minneapolis street.

Chauvin is set to be sentenced in eight weeks, where he faces a maximum of 40 years in prison.

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