On April 20, 2021, a jury convicted Derek Chauvin, a white former Minnesota police officer, for the killing of 46-year-old African American George Floyd.  The conviction came almost a year after the murder of George Floyd.

After a 3-week trial, a jury convicted Chauvin of second-degree and third-degree murder and manslaughter for kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for over 9 minutes on May 25, 2020. 

Hours after the verdict many took to the streets to protest and celebrate across the United States in support of the verdict. In New York City, local activists organized a rally and a march in Barclay Center. 

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Photos by Leonardo March

Hundreds joined the rally and march to that started at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
A man laughs as marchers advance on Flatbush Avenue towards Grand Army Plaza.
A woman observes and records with her phone as the crowd moves toward Grand Army Plaza.
A man waves a Black Lives Matter flag from his apartment window in support of the march.
Marchers pass by one of the outdoor dinning area along Vanderbilt Ave.
The crowd moves along Fulton Ave. toward Flatbush Ave. after an almost two-hour march.

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