Justin Trudeau has responded to the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd in May 2020.
On April 20, 2021, a jury found Chauvin guilty on all three charges against him, including second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
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In the US today, we saw accountability for the murder of George Floyd. But make no mistake, systemic racism and ant… https://t.co/YXzNXByFdL— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau)1618970818.0
Trudeau added that these issues exist in Canada, before concluding, “Our work must and will continue.”
Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020, when Chauvin pinned him to the ground with his knee against his neck for longer than nine minutes. His death sparked protests against anti-Black racism around the world, including in Canada.
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