Ring Road will be closed temporarily on Wednesday, March 14th during a UVic student walkout and demonstration in front of the Faculty of Law.
The road will be closed to all traffic and buses from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm.
BC Transit said all bus stops on Ring Road will be closed during the event and buses will be detoured via Cedar Hill Cross Road, Gordon Head Road, McKenzie Avenue and Finnerty Road to and from the regular bus exchange.
“Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island are reeling from the recent acquittals of Gerald Stanley and Raymond Cormier. The settler ‘justice’ system leaves ‘just us’ behind — to bury our children in vain, to bear the burden of institutional discrimination, and to count our missing and murdered women and girls,” the Facebook event description reads.
“On March 14th, join UVic’s Indigenous Law Students’ Association for a student walkout, protest march around Ring Road, and demonstration in front of the Faculty of Law,” the description continues. “All are welcome. Bring your signs and drums!”
At 11 am, students will walk-out of their classes, gather at Faculty of Law to begin a march around Ring Road and back to the Fraser Building (corner of McGill Road and Ring Road) where a public demonstration will happen at noon.
- 11am – student walkout
- 11:15am – march begins at Faculty of Law (Fraser Building, corner of McGill Rd and Ring Road)
- 12:00pm – arrive back at Fraser Building for demonstration