Long Island Peaceful Protest members gather in Merrick in response to Chauvin verdict

One of the members says he was surprised to hear the guilty verdict.

News 12 Staff

Apr 21, 2021, 12:53 AM

Updated 1,088 days ago

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Members of Long Island Peaceful Protest gathered in Merrick in response to the guilty verdict in the case against ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
One of the members says he was surprised to hear the guilty verdict. He didn't think he would be found guilty on all three counts.
"I didn't expect guilty on all three counts," says Terrel Tuosto.
For nine minutes and 29 seconds members of the group held a candlelight vigil and moments of silence to honor the life of George Floyd.
Those who attended the vigil say it isn't just about the verdict.
"What we are looking for is justice," says Hudson Woelk, of Amityville. "It's when the system is fundamentally changed so that the fight that we had to go through to get to this point is not a fight."
Tuosto says Chauvin needs to face the maximum sentence.



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