*President Barack Obama is meeting with his Cabinet, civil rights leaders and law enforcement officials at the White House today to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.
According to the Washington Post, the pow-wows will also include several prominent protest leaders from Ferguson.
The White House says Obama’s Cabinet meeting will focus on his administration’s review of federal programs that provide military-style equipment to law enforcement agencies.
The White House says the president will also meet with young civil rights leaders to discuss the challenges posed by “mistrust between law enforcement and communities of color.” He’ll then meet with government and law enforcement officials, as well as other community leaders, to discuss how to strengthen neighborhoods.
Protests have continued in Ferguson, but have been more muted than the violence sparked last week by a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Elsewhere in DC today, a group of about 20 people formed a human chain across the 14th Street Bridge at D Street NW, shutting it down at the heart of rush hour. Police stood by, giving the protesters time to peacefully share their message.
After staging a die-in, the group moved on, shutting down traffic at the 12th Street Tunnel. The rolling closures continued through Downtown to 7th Street NW and Constitution Avenue. The rally broke up around Chinatown, according to News4. No arrests were made.
On Sunday in DC, protesters formed a human chain across Interstate 395, shutting down the north and southbound lanes of the highway.