The rally, similar to protests held around the country, attracted about 40 people in the capital city.
President Obama has been meeting with civil rights leaders and other officials to discuss mistrust of police in communities of color. Obama is announcing a task force on "21st century policing."
The irony is as thick as smoke plumes unleashed on protesters during scuffles last night: A heavy police and National Guard presence is here to restore order and protect civilians after months of unrest that was arguably started by too many unpleasant encounters between police and civilians.
The United States is beefing up security at some federal installations across the country, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday.
According to reports Monday morning, armed militants with the extremist group Boko Haram have continued to abduct young girls in Nigeria.
Responding to a call to gather in St. Louis for a weekend event called Ferguson October, more than 1,000 people are hitting the city's streets to protest the recent killing of young black men by police.
Hong Kong's leader said today that his government has agreed to hold a dialogue with pro-democracy student activists to discuss reforms, but that such a discussion must take place within the context of Chinese law.
Masses of pro-democracy protesters continue to pack the streets in Hong Kong, defying police who have responded with tear gas.
Police in riot gear have been deployed to the streets of Hong Kong, where thousands of protesters are calling for free elections. Police used tear gas and pepper spray to try to clear the city's central business and government district.
The San Diego Unified School District has acquired an MRAP, or mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle.