Floyd family and civil rights leaders pray during closing arguments in Chauvin trial
20 April 2021 | 10:17 am
Civil rights activists, including the Reverend Al Sharpton, pray with the family members of George Floyd during the closing statements of the Derek Chauvin trial. Former police officer Chauvin is being charged with the murder and manslaughter of Floyd, which sparked global protests against racial injustice and police brutality.
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