The District Department of Transportation is reporting that a prayer vigil scheduled for today on the west front of the Capitol may cause minor traffic disruptions throughout the day. While they don’t expect road closures, the heavy pedestrian traffic may temporarily close these streets:
- Maryland Avenue from 1st to 3rd streets SW
- Pennsylvania Avenue from 1st to 3rd streets NW
- 1st Street between Independence and Constitution avenues
Dar-ul-Islam from Elizabeth, NJ has organized this Jummah Prayer meeting (a congregational prayer that Muslims hold every Friday) on Capitol Hill. The “Day of Islamic Unity” is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., and the organization expects nearly 50,000 worshippers. However, in its report, the DDT estimates only 10,000 people during the day.