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Crowds around the nation cheer in celebration of the Derek Chauvin verdict

Around the nation, crowds awaiting the verdict of Derek Chauvin — the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd — erupted at the judge's announcement that the jury found him guilty of all three of his charges.

This was the scene in Minneapolis:

And in Washington, D.C.:

And in Louisville, Kentucky, where 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in her apartment last year:

"Tears of joy, so emotional," Floyd's brother, Rodney, told MSNBC of his personal response to the verdict. "This right here is for everyone that's been in this situation, everybody, everybody."