The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with second-degree murder, according to court files.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated on Wednesday that Mr Floyd’s death had actually been “dreadful” and “untenable”, however was criticised for stopping working to discuss the killing before now.
SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said the UK government had “shuttered itself in the hope no-one would observe”.
On the other hand, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer gotten in touch with the PM to communicate to US President Donald Trump the UK’s “abhorrence about his action to the events”.
Speaking later when inquired about it at Wednesday’s coronavirus rundown, Mr Johnson said: “My message to President Trump, to everybody in the United States from the UK is that … bigotry, racist violence has no location in our society.”
He said people can demonstration but “I would advise people to oppose quietly, and in accordance with the guidelines on social distancing”.
At the scene
By BBC reporter Chi Izundu
There was anger in the crowd, as they sat, as they listened to speeches, as they took the knee.
At the start, organisers told me they were anticipating about 1,000 people.
They shouted “Black Lives Matter”, they yelled “state his name”.
He said he was speaking from his heart and did not understand whether he would still have a profession after speaking out.
” Today is about innocent people who were midway through their process – we don’t understand what George Floyd might have attained, we do not know what Sandra Bland might have accomplished, however today we’re going to make sure that will not be an alien thought to our young ones,” he stated.
Star John Boyega with relative of train worker Belly Mujinga.
The crowds marched from Hyde Park towards Victoria station.
Protesters in Whitehall took the knee to show uniformity with George Floyd.
Firemens in uniform knelt in Windrush Square, Brixton, in south London.
Police clashes with protestors on Downing St continued into the evening.
One activist attending the protest, Brogan Baptiste, informed the BBC: “It’s crucial that everyone, whether you’re black, white, that you’re involved in this since we need change and we need it now.”
Filippa, a 20- year-old student who also joined the demonstration, stated: “I know that I’m healthy. This felt more essential than to stay inside when I have the opportunity.”
Protests also occurred in other UK cities, consisting of Belfast and Northampton.
‘ Appalled and horrified’
In their joint declaration, the National Authorities Chiefs Council stated: “We stand alongside all those around the world who are horrified and frightened by the way George Floyd lost his life. Justice and accountability should follow.”
They said officers in the UK were “trained to use force proportionately, lawfully and just when absolutely necessary”.
Nevertheless, they added: “We strive to constantly find out and improve. We will deal with bias, racism or discrimination wherever we discover it.”
They stated UK cops “uphold and assist in” the right to lawful protest and “we know people desire to make their voices heard”.
This newest demonstration follows another on Sunday, which saw thousands collect in Trafalgar Square, in main London.
United States protests timeline
George Floyd dies while being detained by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, & comma; Minnesota. Footage shows a white officer, & comma; Derek Chauvin & comma; kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for a number of minutes while he is pinned to the flooring. Mr Floyd is heard repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe”. He is pronounced dead later on in health center.
4 officers associated with the arrest of George Floyd are fired. Protests begin as the video of the arrest is shared widely on social media. Numerous demonstrators take to the streets of Minneapolis and vandalise patrol cars and the police station with graffiti.
Demonstrations spread to other cities including Memphis and Los Angeles.
President Trump blames the violence on a lack of management in Minneapolis and threatens to send out in the National Guard in a tweet.
A CNN press reporter, & comma; Omar Jimenez & comma; is jailed while covering the Minneapolis protest. Mr Jimenez was reporting live when police officers handcuffed him. A few minutes later on several of his associates are also jailed. They are all later on launched once they are verified to be members of the media.
Derek Chauvin charged with murder
Previous Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin, & comma;44 & comma; is charged with murder and manslaughter. The charges bring a combined maximum 35- year sentence.
Violence spreads across the United States on the 6th night of demonstrations.
Image caption Trump posturing with a Bible outside a boarded-up church. Image copyright by EPA.
President Trump threatens to send in the military to quell growing civil unrest.
10s of thousands of protesters once again require to the streets. One of the biggest demonstrations is in George Floyd’s home town of Houston, & comma; Texas. Lots of defy curfews in a number of cities, & comma; however the presentations are mostly tranquil.