Floyd family celebrates after verdict

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The family of George Floyd is celebrating after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death.

At a joyous family news conference on Tuesday, Floyd's brother Philonise said he had been getting messages from around the world.

He told reporters "they're all saying the same thing: 'We won't be able to breathe until you're able to breathe.' Today, we are able to breathe again."

Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump says: "This is a victory for those who champion humanity over inhumanity. Those who champion justice over injustice."

Floyd's brother Terrence said: "History is here. This is monumental." He added, "What a day to be a Floyd, man."