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Dozens gather at spot where George Floyd died nearly year ago, to pay tribute

Minneapolis: Dozens gathered near a convenience store in Minneapolis, a place where George Floyd died nearly a year ago, to pay tribute to the African American and celebrate a court’s decision to convict a policeman of his murder.

The celebration peacefully moved to the place now known as the George Floyd square – a blocked intersection with a makeshift memorial – from the downtown court area, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

People would sing and chant, pause for a silent prayer. The crowd mostly dispersed ahead of a curfew still in effect across the city.

No enhanced police presence was visible in the area. A Sputnik reporter saw no altercations in the downtown or in the square located in the middle of a troubled residential neighborhood.

On Tuesday, the jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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