If a minyan is in a public hallway, blocking an exit at the end of that hallway, does the minyan have any halachic status to stop non Jews or women from walking through to reach that exit? This scenario occurred at a hall where people were forcefully blocked from passing through to reach the main exit to the parking lot.
tThe Minyan has no halachik authority to block a public place for anybody. The mispallelim are out of their rights, and cannot compel others to walk around. (heard from R' Elyashiv, Zt"l)