Albuquerque activist emotional after hearing guilty verdicts in Derek Chauvin trial

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The death of George Floyd led to cries for change from activists in New Mexico.

Nikki Archuleta, founder of Black Lives Matter ABQ, said she was emotional when heard former Office Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts, including second-degree unintentional murder.

"We’ve just been disappointed as a community so many times, and this puts a little bit of value back into us as human beings," she said. "That we mean something that you can’t just take our lives like this."

Activists gathered at UNM’s Johnson Field Tuesday night for what they described as a healing event.