Dozens of protesters were rallying outside the Minnesota governor's mansion in St Paul Saturday, urging justice for George Floyd ahead of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's trial over the 46-year-old Black man's death.
The big picture: Chauvin faces charges for second-degree murder and manslaughter over Floyd's death last May, which ignited massive nationwide and global protests against racism and for police reform. His trial is due to start this Monday, with jury selection procedures.
Protesters gather outside the governors mansion on March 6. The rally was organized by the Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence, a support group
for people affected by police confrontations. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images
Community activists hold images of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery
, a 25-year-old Black man shot and killed by two white men in Georgia last year. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images
Demonstrators march during a rally for George Floyd in St.Paul, Minnesota, on March 6. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Chauvin should face
a third-degree murder charge. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images
Black Lives Matter demonstrators march in St.Paul, Minnesota, on March 6. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images
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