IN PICS | US celebrates Derek Chauvin verdict and justice to George Floyd

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced on Friday to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin's knee, led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the US in generations. US celebrates the verdict and justice to Floyd. Scroll down to see images. 

Floyd's brothers celebrate

George Floyd's brothers Philonise flanked by Members of the George Floyd family George Floyd's brothers Rodney and Terrence, nephew Brandon Williams, and lead attorney for the George Floyd family Benjamin Crump, and Al Sharpton, the founder and President of National Action Network following the sentencing of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, outside the Hennepin County Government Center on June 25, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Nekima Levy Armstrong flanked by Floyd Family

Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in jail Friday for murdering African American George Floyd, a killing that sparked America's biggest demonstrations for racial justice in decades. 

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People surround Civil Rights Lawyer

People surround civil rights lawyer and lead attorney for the George Floyd family, Benjamin Crump, and Reverend Al Sharpton as well as Floyd family members, after the sentencing of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, outside the Hennepin County Government Center on June 25, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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People listening to sentencing hearing

People listen to the sentencing hearing of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin outside the Hennepin County Government Center. 

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People react wearing Floyd jackets

People react after learning of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's sentencing outside the Hennepin County Government Center on June 25, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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People cheer

Sacked police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter on april 20 in the death of African-American George Floyd in a case that roiled the United States for almost a year, laying bare deep racial divisions.

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