As Minneapolis and the country awaits the verdict, CNN's Omar Jimenez reported near the scene where George Floyd died on May 25, 2020.
"As we've been talking to people throughout here, there has been a combination of emotions. Some tenseness, some nervousness and some even fearful of what the verdict might bring, but at the end of the day one woman we spoke to said that no matter what happens, they are still going to be in the streets," Jimenez said of the mood is in the area right now.
"They are still going to remain in solidarity with each other because they believe that this moment is not just about George Floyd. It was sparked by him, but it means so much more, and it has the potential to send reverberations for generations to come," he continued.
The intersection across Cup Foods is now known as "George Floyd Square," and flowers, messages and photos of other Black Americans killed by police have been placed in the square, including images of Breonna Taylor and Philando Castile.
"People that have come here and visited here during the course of today feel that the verdict comes on the shoulders of these Black bodies that are now no longer here with us," Jimenez said.
"This moment means so much to the people here, and we can only imagine that once that comes down, no matter what it is, people are going to be in the streets either in solidarity or in anger, because as one activist put it to me earlier, when you keep getting pushed and you keep getting pushed, eventually you push back. They are hoping that at least for just a little bit, they don't have to push anymore," he said.
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