Minneapolis hopes for new beginning after verdict: ‘George Floyd is a movement’

Minneapolis hopes for new beginning after verdict: ‘George Floyd is a movement’

The Guardian

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After weeks of anxiety, the city celebrated with a victory march. ‘Tomorrow we get back to work’, one organizer said

As George Floyd’s girlfriend waited for a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with murdering Floyd, one of the journalists crowded around her asked what being present outside the Minneapolis courthouse meant to her.

Courteney Ross, 45, who had given emotional testimony about her and Floyd’s struggle with opioid addiction, was candid: the courthouse was “not a comfortable place for many of us.”

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