“Thank God. Black Lives Matter” – Deadline

Refresh for updates Hollywood and the Beltway hailed the verdicts of murder and manslaughter, culpable, culpable against former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd today: “Relieved and emotional in a way that I do not wasn’t expecting me, ”Oprah said on Instagram. “I cried with joy as I read each verdict. I thank the witnesses and their testimony. I thank Darnella Frazier. I am grateful to every juror for having seen and recognized what the world saw on this tape. Thank you my God for real! #GeorgeFloyd. “

“GUILTY! As it should be !!” Oscar winner Viola Davis tweeted.

Writer-director-producer Ava DuVernay tweeted a simple “3!”, While actor-producer Kerry Washington noted that “this fight for justice is not over” and that “we have a lot of work to do. make”.

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris call George Floyd’s family after Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict

Read the reactions below.

“Today a jury in Minneapolis did the right thing,” former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama said in a statement. “But if we’re honest with ourselves, we know that true justice is more than just one verdict in one trial.”

“Equity joins forces with black voices to demand structural police reforms in Minneapolis and across the country to prevent deadly acts of racist violence,” said Actors’ Equity chairman Kate Shindle and Executive Director Mary McColl in a statement supporting the verdicts.

“Justice has been served this case, ”the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis added in a statement. “Justice prevailed. But the justice we need is greater than the verdict in this one case alone. Hopefully this case will set a precedent for the verdicts ahead for the many more victims of unjust killings by police. We thank the jury for courageously doing the right thing. Our heart is with the family of George Floyd who endured the devastation of his death.

Deadline will update this story as more reactions arrive.

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