Minneapolis reacts overnight to Derek Chauvin verdict

After nearly a year of intense loss and pain, crowds in the city where George Floyd was killed cheered as the guilty verdict was read in court.
1:07 | 04/21/21

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Cities across the country peaceful overnight after many had been bracing for the worst. Alex Perez is going to join us from Minneapolis where this all started. Good morning, Alex. Reporter: Hey, good morning, Michael. For months now it seems many people here in this city and across America were sort of collectively holding their breath as this legal process was playing out, but now finally it seems many of those people are beginning to exhale. I want you to take a look at the scene here in Minneapolis at George Floyd square, the site where Floyd was killed moments after that guilty verdict was read. People bursting into tears, hugging, emotion and cheering, I know it looks like a celebration but after covering all of these demonstrations and talking to many of these people who took this case to heart, this arguably really is just a sense of relief bng expressed here. Now, here in Minneapolis, in this city I talked to so many people who took the loss of George Floyd in a deep and profound way and many of those people are hoping that this decision here will be the beginning of lasting change everywhere across the country. Rob sgln that is the hope, Alex, thank you.

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