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I just got off the phone with Kevin Gosztola, one of our OEN correspondents covering the street activities occurring during the Republican National Convention.

He reports that it looks like a major action will occur after 5:00 PM. 

The word is that after 5:00 PM, no marches will be permitted. 

There's a group gathering for an antiwar rally in front of capitol at 4:00 . At 5:00 the authorities to arrest people after 5:00.

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It is expected there will be a march after the rally. Riot police are expected to make arrests.

Gosztola also reported:

The students of McCallister College had a student walkout at noon today.

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The schools were put on yellow alert, a kind of lockdown drill where students were not allowed to leave their classes.

They came down Cedar st to Kellog and onto Wabeshaw, a leader of the demonstration made a big to-do about telling the people to stay off the street to avoid provoking the police.

The student walkout people are making their way to Harriet Island, where a lot police arrests and detainments have been going on. Colonel Ann Wright and the Backbone campaign will be there, on the island, which they've nicknamed peace island.  The backbone campaign, which uses huge paper-mache heads, is parading with a giant head of General Petraeus.

Concerned, Kevin reports "There are no riot gear police at all around these protesters. That's suspicous to me because they riot police have been all over the protesters. So that probably means the police are preparing for an action."

Kevin described what he expects will happen tonight:

"They have a system of flanking the demonstrators on all sides, so, when they tell the protesters to disperse, they have nowhere to go.

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If the group of protesters want to claim they have the upper hand, they'll just sit down.

There's another scenario where the police ask the protesters to sit down.

Then in another situation, they are at a standoff, with police and protesters facing each other.

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