“Justice!” echoed on social media as politicians, activists, celebrities, US citizen and people across the world reacted to former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin being found guilty of the murder of George Floyd.

The death of the African-American man that accelerated off the worldwide #BlackLivesMatter movement, had people rejoicing over the news of the conviction on charges on all three counts – second degree murder, third degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin went on trial for pinning Floyd to the pavement with his knee for more than nine minutes that lead to his death.

Celebrities who had lent their support to the movement and stood in solidarity with citizen against racial injustice, took to social media in large numbers to hail the verdict. Celebrities including ‘Avengers’ star Chris Evans, Oscar-winners Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o, singers Mariah Carey, Cardi B, Katy Perry, Ciara talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, television stars Kerry Washington, Lili Reinhart, Sophia Bush and many others celebrated the verdict as a step toward accountability while cautioning that much work remains to be done.

Here’s how Hollywood stars reacted:


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By vinayak