The University set aside some prized real estate — the Kelvin Smith library oval — for scheduled protests, but at 5pm the space was empty. The Revolutionary Communist Party had been scheduled to hold a rally at that time, but either their protest was super-quick, or they never showed. By 5:15 a group called “U.S. Academics Against the War” was up, but their protest consisted of five people sitting on the grass listening to an anti-war harangue that compared those who support the war in Iraq with Germans who refused to oppose Nazi genocide in the 1940s. Other groups scheduled to protest in the “discussion area” later today include the NE Ohio chapter of the Sierra Club, Ohio PIRG, the National Lawyers Guild, Ohio Peace Action and . . . the College Republicans.