Over the past year, the intersection of 38th St. and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, has been the site of vigils and protests. It’s where Derek Chauvin pinned a handcuffed George Floyd to the ground, murdering him. On Tuesday, it became a place of celebration after a jury found Chauvin guilty of the three charges against him.
But residents, activists, and others who gathered to hear the verdict also had other feelings as they processed the news. Along with the joy, there was sorrow, and also relief. Here is a look at people’s reactions, both at the site of the killing—now known as George Floyd Square—and the courthouse where the trial was heard.