South Asians in America and Around the World Take to Social Media to Hail the Conviction of Derek Chauvin
- Politicians, elected leaders, community leaders and celebrities join scores of ordinary citizens in celebrating the jury verdict. With the exception of Dinesh D'Souza, of course.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all three counts in the murder trial of George Floyd, whose death led to months of demonstrations against police brutality last summer. Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He faces 40 years in jail when he will be sentence two months time.
Vice President Kamala Harris
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)
Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.)
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.)
Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley
Comedian Aparna Nancherla
Shams Charania, Senior lead NBA Insider/Writer/Analyst for The Athletic and Stadium
BuzzFeed Senior reporter Tasneem N.
Pratik Patel ESPN
Scholar and Activist Simran Jeet Singh
Journalist Rana Ayyub
Physician Naheed Dosani
Comedian Hari Kondabolu
Actor Rahul Kohli
Love to George Floyd’s friends and family who can hopefully begin to mourn this tragic loss of life and being their healing process. And love to Black Americans everywhere, too long have the oppressors murdered your children without fear of consequence. Let’s hope they sweat.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan
Actor Aasif Mandvi
Canadian actor Sachin Sahel
CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju
Time journalist Nina Bajekal
British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh, leader of the New Democratic Party
Reshma Patel, candidate for NYC Comptroller
And then there is Dinesh D’Souza