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Demonstrators kneel in a moment of silence outside the Long Beach Police Department on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Long Beach during a protest over the death of George Floyd.
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7 Ways You Can Take Action for Racial Justice Right Now

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This article was originally published on June 2, 2020. It has since been updated to reflect recent events.

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd on May 25, 2020, has been found guilty on all counts against him.  

The decision is rare in the history of the United States, where police officers are not often held accountable, let alone punished, for acts of violence.  

Over the past year, protests surrounding police brutality and racial injustice have continually surged in response to the rising number of senseless murders of Black people in the United States. 

Curfews have been imposed, the National Guard has been deployed, and tensions have been high throughout the US.