May 26, 2021 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Memorial events for George Floyd in U.S. and around the world

People cross the Brooklyn Bridge demanding police reform after a commemoration to honor the anniversary of George Floyd's death on May 25, 2021, in New York City.
People cross the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City demanding police reform after a commemoration to honor the one-year mark of George Floyd's death on May 25. Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

People rallied in the U.S. and across the world to mark the first anniversary of George Floyd's death.

The big picture: Derek Chauvin, a white former Minneapolis police officer, was last month convicted of Floyd's May 25, 2020, murder. Floyd's killing triggered huge protests against police brutality and racism in the U.S. and around the world. Now, his family and civil rights leaders are calling on senators to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

Community members at George Floyd Square kneel to mark the first anniversary of his death in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25.
Community members at George Floyd Square kneel to mark the one-year mark of his death in Minneapolis on May 25. Photo: Christopher Mark Juhn/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Philonise Floyd (L), George Floyd's brother, embraces Floyd family attorney Ben Crump as the family visits Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C.
Philonise Floyd (L), George Floyd's brother, embraces family attorney Ben Crump as the family visits Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., on May 25. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Members of the public take the knee in the Botanic Gardens to mark the first anniversary of Georg Floyd’s death, on May 25
People take the knee in the Botanic Gardens of Glasgow, Scotland, to mark the one year on of George Floyd’s death on May 25. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, stands with members of the Floyd family prior to a meeting to mark the anniversary of the death of George Floyd, on May 25, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with members of the Floyd family at the U.S. Capitol on the one-year mark of the death of George Floyd on May 25. Photo: Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images
Black Lives Matter supporters take to the streets in Los Angeles outside LAPD Headquarters during the first anniversary of George Floyd"u2019s death on Tuesday, May 25
Black Lives Matter supporters take to the streets in Los Angeles outside LAPD Headquarters on the one-year mark of George Floyd's death on May 25. Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images
Black Lives Matter banner hung at the US Embassy on the anniversary of the assassination of George Floyd in Athens, Greece on May 25
A Black Lives Matter banner is hung at the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece, on the one-year mark of George Floyd's death on May 25. Photo: Nikolas Kokovlis/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Jay Webb and Damik Wright, the brother of Daunte Wright, plant flowers near the fist sculpture in the center of George Floyd Memorial Square Square on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in Minneapolis
Jay Webb and Damik Wright, the brother of Daunte Wright, who was shot and killed by a police officer at a traffic stop last month, plant flowers near the fist sculpture in the center of George Floyd Memorial Square in Minneapolis on May 25. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
People attend an antiracism rally in Bonn Square on May 25, 2021 in Oxford, England.
People attend an anti-racism rally in Bonn Square, Oxford, England, on May 25. Protesters marched to Oxford University's Oriel College, which announced last week that it wouldn't remove a statue of 19th-century imperialist Cecil Rhodes from its entrance, despite activists' criticisms that he is the embodiment of white supremacy. Photo: Laurel Chor/Getty Images
People gather in Windrush Square, Brixton to hear speeches and mark the first anniversary of the death go George Floyd on May 25, 2021 in London, England.
People gather in Brixton, South London, England, on the one-year mark of Floyd's death. Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images
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