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Leaving designated protest area at SOA, activists to risk arrest today

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -- In a change from previous years, organizers told attendees at tbe annual School of Americas Watch vigil here this morning that some activists will be risking arrest today.

This afternoon activists will gather for a rally at the gates of Fort Benning, the army base that houses the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. According to SOA Watch organizers, sometime later this afternoon activists will leave the designated protest area to walk towards town.

It is unclear what the action will provoke from security forces and police at the event, but organizers are telling those who wish to participate that they should know they are risking arrest.

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Editor's Note: As activists gathered this morning for a plenary session, they were led in song during a break. Below is a short video of the song. The video gives some scope to how many people were in the room for the session.

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