The murder of George Floyd

Photos: George Floyd remembered in Minneapolis

A crowd looks toward a casket.
Media and mourners line the streets Thursday near North Central University as George Floyd's body is taken from his memorial service in Minneapolis.
Evan Frost | MPR News

Photos from around Minneapolis show people joining together Thursday to honor George Floyd. His killing has sparked more than a week of peaceful protests demanding justice and widespread unrest in the Twin Cities and across the nation. 

A crowd gathered at the site where Floyd died while in police custody, while others gathered to pay respects near North Central University, where friends and family held a private memorial service. 

Floyd, 46, was killed while in police custody May 25. A bystander recorded video of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck as Floyd lay on the ground pleading for air. Chauvin faces second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in Floyd’s killing. The three other officers at the scene have also been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.