BROOKLYN - City residents rallied today in support of the nearly 300 Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped at school last month by a rebel group.

A rally was held today on the steps of City Hall, and it was attended by City Council members.

People all over the world have taken to social media platforms using #bringbackourgirls to raise awareness about the kidnapping. Rallies have also been held around the nation with people chanting, "Bring back our girls."

Several neighborhood leaders have also been supporting the girls by suggesting that the United States government use all available assets to help the children. The U.S. has sent a team to the area to help Nigeria locate the girls.

Protesters plan to rally outside the United Nations every day next week until more action is taken.