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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.

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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 family attorney Ben Crump as the family visits Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., on May 25. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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 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 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
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, 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 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 Brixton, South London, England, on the one-year mark of Floyd's death. Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Go deeper

Updated Jul 4, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Colorado police chief fires officers who reenacted Elijah McClain's death

LaWayne Mosley, father of Elijah McClain, wears a T-shirt with is son's picture on it during a press conference in Oct. 2019. Photo: Andy Cross/MediaNewsGroup/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Interim Aurora, Colorado, police chief Vanessa Wilson fired two officers for reenacting the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain and a third officer for commenting on the photo that captured the "despicable act," the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: McClain died in the summer of 2019 after police officers held him in a chokehold and paramedics used a sedative, ketamine. People have been protesting McClain's death recently after the police killing of George Floyd revitalized the movement against police brutality.

Obama faced "constraints" as president to condemn killings of Black Americans

Former President Obama in Philadelphia in October. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Former President Obama said Wednesday that "institutional constraints" stopped him from speaking out against the killings of Black Americans when he was in office.

Driving the news: The former president made the comments during the My Brother's Keeper Leadership Forum, which discussed activism since the May 2020, murder of George Floyd.

Chauvin trial leaves cities, activists across America on edge

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

The impact of the Derek Chauvin trial is reverberating far beyond the walls of the downtown Minneapolis courtroom.

The state of play: With the trial set to enter its third week, activists across America are watching the proceedings unfold with heavy skepticism that what they perceive as justice will be served.