‘Everything is riding on the outcome’: Minneapolis braces for Chauvin trial

Prosecutors due to set out their case in heavily fortified building for trial of ex-officer charged with murdering George Floyd

The city of Minneapolis and millions across the US and around the world are bracing for Monday’s opening arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white former police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, who was Black, in the city last May.

Floyd’s death regalvanized the Black Lives Matter movement and set in motion the biggest US civil rights protests since the 1960s.

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