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Traffic Alert: Prayer Vigil at Capitol Today

A prayer vigil scheduled for today on the west front of the Capitol may cause traffic disruptions throughout the day, according to an alert from the District Department of Transportation. Drivers should expect minor delays.

The Darul-Islam Elizabeth Inc. prayer meeting could draw at least 10,000 people during the day. The transportation department does not expect streets to be blocked off for the event, but does say that heavy pedestrian traffic may lead to temporary closings along 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

By Robert Thomson  |  September 25, 2009; 6:06 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion , Driving , Events  | Tags: Capitol, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock  
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How many republicans are going to comment on this story? How many of them will complain that this gathering is not getting enough press coverage? Something of a mint tea-party.

CB in Hamburg

Posted by: chrisbrown12 | September 25, 2009 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I'll comment on this story, and say the gathering did NOT get enough news coverage. Where were the crowd camera they had when the tea baggers were there? Where are the stories estimating crowd size? How many showed up to pray? 50,000? 100,000?

Where's the honesty and the unbiased reporting? Thy keep mentioning the EXPECTED crowd of 50,000.. how many were actually there?

Posted by: itsbob | September 26, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

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