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Central London grinds to a halt as thousands of Muslims celebrate holy day | Daily Mail Online

Central London grinds to a halt as thousands of Muslims celebrate holy day – and even Morgan Freeman joined in

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  • Thousands of Muslims marched through London today for Ashura
  • Festival brought traffic in city centre to a halt with Oxford Street closed
  • Many demonstrated against terrorism and ISIS with flags and banners
  • Morgan Freeman was spotted at a mosque filming a new documentary 

Traffic in central London ground to a halt today as thousands of Muslims celebrated the festival of Ashura.

Huge crowds of people gathered to march down Oxford Street carrying flags and placards denouncing terrorism.

The road was closed at Marble Arch for the procession commemorating the death of the grandson of Muhammad.

Even Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman was part of the festival, attending a majlis, a sit-down gathering of Muslims at the Al-Khoei Foundation mosque in Queen’s Park.

Muslims shutdown Oxford Street for peaceful celebration march

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Thousands of Muslims marched through London today, pictured, for the Ashura Festival

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Thousands of Muslims marched through London today, pictured, for the Ashura Festival

Many were demonstrating against ISIS and terrorism and their procession saw much of Oxford Street, pictured, closed

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Many were demonstrating against ISIS and terrorism and their procession saw much of Oxford Street, pictured, closed
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