VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – A peaceful protest was held in Valley City on Sunday, June 7th to honor the senseless death of 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.

Local protest organizer Alysha Thompson said the peaceful protest will hopefully draw a light on racism and that all people should be treated equal in this country.

Heidi Turrubiates talked about why this movement is so important to her and her family following the death of George Floyd.

About 70 people attended the rally in the City Park in Valley City on Sunday, June 7th and several other people walked from city park to downtown Valley City in a support of solidarity for the rights of all people.

Black Lives Matter Rally In Valley City