On 20 April 2021, a jury convicted a former police officer who killed a Black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in May 2020 on all criminal charges — second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter. Hundreds of people had gathered outside the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis, where the verdict was announced shortly after 1600 local time (2100 UTC). Following the announcement, demonstrations in support of the verdict continued into the evening hours across the city. The largest gathering occurred near the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue — known as George Floyd Square — in the southern part of the city to commemorate the deceased individual and celebrate the trial verdict. Meanwhile, a small group of individuals gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, located just northwest of Minneapolis, to protest the 11 April shooting death of a Black motorist by a police officer during a traffic stop in the suburb.