Americans mark one year since George Floyd's death

Americans are remembering George Floyd, the man whose death one year ago ignited protests against racial injustice across the United States.

The Black man died last May in the mid-western city of Minneapolis, after a white police officer knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes. The scene was captured on video.

On Tuesday, crowds started gathering in the morning at the intersection where Floyd died. The location has been renamed George Floyd Square. People laid flowers and prayed in silence.

A Black resident said the rising call for police reform is a major step forward. He added that changes must be made.

A white woman said she wants to be proactive and get involved in the efforts against racism.

The former police officer held responsible for Floyd's death was convicted last month on unintentional second-degree murder and two other charges. He is due to be sentenced in June.