Valley City  (CSi)   About 70 people attended the rally Black Lives Matter Rally in  City Park in Valley City on Sunday.

The peaceful gathering was to honor George Floyd, who died while he was handcuffed on the ground with a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes on a city sidewalk on May 25th in Minneapolis.

Several people then walked from city park to downtown Valley City in a support of solidarity for the rights of all people.

Valley City Police Chief Phil Hatcher said police presence was increased a bit in Valley City to monitor the peaceful protest in the event something more destructive may have occurred.