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Floyd case: what is striking in the trial of Derek Chauvin

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The trial of Derek Chauvin, which has been taking place since March 29 in Minneapolis (Minnesota), is atypical in more ways than one. On trial for murder, the white cop has unleashed an unprecedented wave of anger since a video that went viral showed him with his knee on African-American George Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. It was May 25, 2020. Derek Chauvin, 45, appears free thanks to the payment of a deposit of 1 million dollars. He faces up to 40 years in prison. During the hearings, his face tense, he frantically takes notes, separated from his lawyer by a plexiglass wall, covid obliges. The trial is taking place without an audience, because of the pandemic. But it can be followed online and via television channels. Here are the highlights.

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