Watch Video and Photos: Wild celebrations in America as Derek Chauvin the police officer who killed George Floyd is found guilty of murder and manslaughter

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Cheers erupted in Minneapolis on Tuesday after a jury found the former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May. The verdict capped a three-week trial that captivated America. With often-emotional testimony, prosecutors sought to highlight who Mr. Floyd was, repeatedly playing the widely viewed bystander footage of his death and arguing that Mr. Chauvin knew he was harming the man whose neck he was kneeling on, but did not stop. During a news conference after the decision was announced, Mr. Floyd’s family and supporters celebrated but noted…