George Floyd: Nicola Sturgeon says Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict in murder of George Floyd means 'justice has been done'

The First Minister has said people ‘feel the sigh of relief’ after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd in America.

Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images).

Speaking to Radio Clyde on Wednesday morning, Nicola Sturgeon said: “I think you can almost feel – looking at social media – the sigh of relief America felt as if it was just taking a breath again - justice has been done and I think that is something people across the world should welcome.”

However, she added that there is a ‘long way to go’ across the world, including Scotland, to ‘tackle structural systemic racism.’

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She added: “That is a battle that all of us need to step up to and prepare to confront.”

The news comes as the jury reached a guilty verdict on Tuesday for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.

He was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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