"That's a long time", said Reverend Al Sharpton, who eulogised Floyd on Thursday in Minneapolis.
Demonstrators have also taken to the streets overseas, from Germany to New Zealand. "It was that other pandemic".
It was not the coronavirus that killed Floyd, Crump said his service remarks, but the "pandemic of racism and discrimination".
According to The New York Times, the tone at many protests on Thursday was largely mournful, after more than a week of crowds burning with grief and anger over the death of Floyd and other black Americans whose deaths have spurred calls for criminal justice reform. "It's time for us to stand up in George's name and say, 'Get your knee off our necks!'"
"Come on, George", Sharpton said.
The Vikings canceled team meetings and business closed at the club's office at noon CT in observance of the memorial service, which was held less than a half-mile from U.S. Bank Stadium.
More than 60 percent of victims in Minneapolis police shootings from 2009 to 2019 were black.
"I thank god for you all", his brother Terrence Floyd told another massive gathering in Brooklyn. "Make America Not Embarrassing Again", read another.
Five were arrested at the Buffalo demonstration Thursday.
Pelosi said that she is working with the Senate Democrats in advancing a legislation protecting the equal justice and including a number of provisions ending racial profiling, excessive use of force, the qualified immunity doctrine and addressing the loss of trust between police departments and communities they serve.
Erie County executive Mark Poloncarz said in a tweet that the man was in stable condition.
In Richmond, protesters gathered around a statue of Robert E. Lee, after Virginia governor Ralph Northam announced plans to remove the Confederate leader monument. People "wanted to greet him, wanted to have fun with him", he said.
"I thought General Mattis's words were true and honest and necessary and overdue", Murkowski told reporters.
The autopsy, in listing cardiopulmonary arrest as the cause of Floyd's death, also cited "complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression".
United States civil rights groups filed a case on Thursday suing Trump, after security forces fired pepper balls and smoke bombs to clear peaceful demonstrators outside the White House before the president walked to a church for a photo op earlier this week.
Trump tweeted: "The problem is not the very talented, low-flying helicopter pilots wanting to save our city, the problem is the arsonists, looters, criminals, and anarchists, wanting to destroy it (and our Country)!"
The 80-year-old civil rights icon told CBS This Morning that the current protests felt "so much more massive and all-inclusive".
Justice Fagan also acknowledged the right to protest and the importance of the Black Lives Matter protest in drawing attention to the treatment of Indigenous Australians at the hands of police, but reasoned that many Australians had had to forfeit rights during the pandemic, including to attend church and forfeiting their livelihoods.
In the USA, where protests had been marked by bouts of lawlessness since last week, relative quiet continued for a second straight night following a decision by prosecutors to charge the three other officers at the scene and file a new, more serious count of murder against Mr Chauvin.
Gray and Kueng's defense attorney, Tom Plunkett, asked the court for lower bail, saying their clients had been police officers for just four days when Floyd was killed.