TRAFFIC ADVISORY:

President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

“The sides of the tarmac road are already busy with villagers well into their day. Some children walk to school in uniforms with oversized backpacks on their shoulders. Young men guide vintage bicycles overburdened with bushels of lime green bananas with great effort up one of the eponymous “thousand hills”. Young women glide up the very same hills, with the bright yellow water containers that have become synonymous with rural African life balanced atop their heads, a circle of leaves weaved together underneath to soften the load.”