Perimeter around the White House pushed farther back Wednesday after a relatively peaceful standoff between police and protesters on Tuesday.
City officials are crediting curfews with curtailing the looting and violence seen earlier in the week.
"It's a repeated trauma to continuously watch police officers kill our black and brown brothers and sisters with no remedy," an activist said.
"We want change," demonstrators in Washington, D.C., chanted.
"These are people who cannot afford not to go to work," says a program director at a nonprofit who's gone from helping organize workers to delivering groceries to them.