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Focus – George Floyd murder trial: A turning point for justice in the US?

This neighbourhood in South Minneapolis is where Floyd took his final breath with Chauvin's knee on his neck.
This neighbourhood in South Minneapolis is where Floyd took his final breath with Chauvin’s knee on his neck. © FRANCE 24

The trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd on May 25, 2020, opened on March 8 in the US city of Minneapolis. After a two-week-long jury selection process, the first witnesses took the stand on March 29. Chauvin is facing three charges, including second and third-degree murder. With the world watching, Floyd’s family and racial justice activists are hoping this trial will be a turning point for how justice is served in the country. Our US correspondents Fanny Allard and Kethevane Gorjestani report.

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