Photo caption: Occupy Congress/DC protesters held up a sign in front of the U.S. Capitol during a rally in Washington yesterday.
More on how the DC rally went yesterday can be read at Reuters.
In related news: A "smoking object" was thrown over the White House fence late yesterday, and authorities have closed the north gate of the residence while the object is investigated, U.S. Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said.
The president and his wife were not at home; they were celebrating the first lady's birthday at a restaurant a few blocks away.
The unidentified object was thrown during a protest, Ogilvie said. (Via CNN)