Gallery: Emotions erupt in Minneapolis following guilty verdicts in Chauvin trial

Community members and activists celebrated outside of the Hennepin County Government Center and in George Floyd Square following the announcement of guilty verdicts on all counts in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, April 20

A child hanging outside of a car raises his fist celebrating the guilty verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, April 20. Hundreds gathered downtown awaiting the announcement of the verdicts. (Emily Urfer)
A band provided energy and music to the crowd of activists, community members on journalists outside in George Floyd Square on Tuesday, April 20. While some marked the moment with music, food and celebration, many stressed that continued advocacy was needed to achieve justice. (Alexa Lewis)
Some ommunity members and activists cheered while others began to sob outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after learning that Derek Chauvin had been found guilty on all three counts of murder and manslaughter on Tuesday, April 20. (Ethan Fine)
The crowd who gathered to await the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin broke out into a cheer upon hearing the news of the guity verdicts. (Emily Urfer)
A skateboarder poses for a portrait on Tuesday, April 20, with his skateboard adorned with “BLM” in big red, spraypainted letters. (Emily Pofahl)
A masked man waves a Black Lives Matter flag in downtown Minneapolis following the announcement of guilty verdicts on all counts in the trial of former Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, April 20. (Parker Johnson)
A woman dances outside of her car near the Hennepin County Government Center to celebrate the fact that Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges on Tuesday, April 20. (Emily Urfer)
A cheer broke out among the hundreds of people gathered outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after it was announced that former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday, April 20. The crowd then marched several blocks downtown. (Ethan Fine)
A child in George Floyd Square on Tuesday, April 20 wears a shirt that reads “Racism tried to steal my joy. Ha! Tried.” (Alexa Lewis)
A man his fist in solidarity after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter on Tuesday, April 20. Among the hundreds of community members, dozens of cars honked in support of the guilty verdicts in downtown Minneapolis. (Parker Johnson)
A speaker addresses a crowd of activists, reporters and community members following the announcement of Chauvin’s conviction. Though the moment was marked by relief or joy for some, many stressed that much work and collective power-building was still necessary to promote justice. (Liam Armstrong)
A community members raises a clenched fist to law enforcement outside of the heavily guarded Hennepin County Government Center on Tuesday, April 20. (Emily Urfer)
A parade of cars showed support for the guilty verdict during Tuesday’s celebrations in downtown Minneapolis. Several waved flags in support of the Black Lives Matter movement; others raised clenched fists. (Parker Johnson)
Community members and activists hug one another in George Floyd Square on Tuesday, April 20 after learning the verdict in the State v. Chauvin trial. (Alexa Lewis)
A man celebrates the guilty verdicst on Tuesday, April 20 by opening a bottle of Remy Martin in front of a crowd of reporters. (Liam Armstrong)