He was taken out of the courtroom in handcuffs and placed in the custody of the Hennepin County sheriff.
"It is good news that we saw the verdict come through where people hoped it would", Trudeau told Edmonton-based online talk show host Ryan Jespersen in an interview shortly after Chauvin was found guilty.
Chris Dixon, a 41-year old Black Minneapolis resident, had tears rolling down his face.
"We're gonna get a lot more done. I'm just so very, very overwhelmed right now", said Tesia Lisbon, a community activist in Florida's capital of Tallahassee.
Today's verdict has been hailed by many as a step in the right direction and people took to streets across the U.S. to celebrate the news.
He said that could be Floyd's "lasting legacy". "It won't bring back George Floyd", Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said.
Baker, who pushed for the statewide reforms, said the verdict aims to bring justice to Chauvin and also the Floyd family.
Payne said that, prior to the Chauvin verdict, he increased staffing and plans to keep extra officers available "for a while" as a precaution.
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which among other provisions bans the use of police chokeholds, passed in the House by a vote of 220-212 last month but has since stalled in the Senate.
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A year later she urged a crowd, if they ever saw a Trump official in public, to "get out and you create a crowd". McCarthy also says if Pelosi doesn't take action against Waters, he will.
"A measure of justice isn't the same as equal justice". In the battle for America's imagination of itself, George Floyd's murder has opened up a new front.
"Nothing can reverse the pain, suffering, and agony of George Floyd's family and friends, but this decision does make clear that Officer Chauvin was not above the law", Baker said.
Chauvin was tried on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
"There is far too much evidence that prejudice has an impact in criminal-justice matters, influencing not only the way individuals are treated by some police and court systems but also the rates of incarceration".
He said that "justice was served" in Chauvin's case. "This verdict was words of healing for our culture and we needed to receive that for us to start the process of healing". -Kamala Harris, America's first Black vice president, who also spoke from the White House. "Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown and Renisha McBride and so many others are dead, because in some white imagination, they were risky".
Protests broke out again last week a few miles from Minneapolis after a police officer fatally shot a 20-year-old Black man after a routine traffic stop on April 11. In that case, the officer, Kimberly Ann Potter, who said she meant to use a Taser when she accidentally shot Wright, was charged with manslaughter.
Though both Black and Bazalaki said they were relieved by the trial's outcome, they said it was important to organize Tuesday night's march to continue shining a spotlight on police killings of Black people that have gone uncharged, like that of Breonna Taylor previous year in Louisville. The charges carry a possible sentence of up to 40 years in prison.
For third-degree murder, the maximum sentence is 25 years. Nobody was criminally charged or convicted in Rice's death.
Among the first world leaders to comment on the conviction of Derek Chauvin, the ex-policeman, was British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who wrote on Twitter that he was "appalled by the death of George Floyd and welcome this verdict".
There were reports that Chauvin had 18 complaints filed against him before he killed Floyd. In the video, Floyd could be heard repeatedly saying, "I can't breathe". Eventually Chauvin lifted his knee to allow paramedics to place Floyd's limp body onto a stretcher. "For the outcry we've always talked about-the unfair treatment between Black community and police", he told KGUN9.
After Floyd's death, widespread protests, rallies and riots ensued throughout the country and the world, highlighting police brutality and racism.