- A solidarity message has been sent to the family of late George Floyd
- The message was penned down by Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook
- Zuckerberg said his heart is with the family in the face of racism in the US
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The chief executive officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has sent a message of solidarity to the bereaved family of George Floyd, who was killed by a US ex-police officer, Derek Chauvin.
Zuckerberg in a solemn tone on Tuesday, April 20, expressed hope that the eventual murder charge levied on Chauvin will bring a measure of comfort to late Floyd's family and all who were close to him.
He noted that the court's decision is part of a bigger struggle against racism and injustice rampant in the country.
"Right now I'm thinking of George Floyd, his family, and those who knew him. I hope this verdict brings some measure of comfort to them, and to everyone who can't help but see themselves in his story.
"We stand in solidarity with you, knowing that this is part of a bigger struggle against racism and injustice."
Earlier, Chauvin, who was recorded kneeling on Floyd and leading to his death, had been found guilty on all three counts.
Chauvin's verdict was read on Wednesday, April 21, at the Hennepin County court, after the jurors deliberated for more than 10 hours.
The jury of five men and seven women deliberated for four hours on Monday, April 19, and resumed on Tuesday morning.
Chauvin was found guilty of all the three charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder.
The judge read out the verdict in front of the courtroom noting that the jurors had found him guilty on all three charges and each agreed to the ruling.
This was reported to have been one of the most closely watched cases in the Black Lives Matter era.