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U of T students walkout on Wednesday to demand partial tuition refund

Teaching assistants at the University of Toronto's downtown campus took to the picket line on March 2, 2015. 680NEWS/Kevin Misener

Thousands of undergraduate students at the University of Toronto walked out over the noon hour on Wednesday, demanding a partial tuition refund for cancelled labs and tutorials.

Just a handful of classes have been cancelled at the university since the strike started nearly three weeks ago.

On Facebook, almost 3,000 students have indicated they will attend a rally in front of the university president’s office at King’s College Circle.

Motorists can expect delays on College Street.

Another rally is planned at 7 a.m. on Thursday at the Scarborough campus. Students are planning a sit-in at the registrar’s office at 1 p.m.

On Wednesday, heated confrontations occurred outside York University’s campus as students expressed their frustrations with the ongoing strike at that university.

Picket lines blocked all entrances to the school, creating a traffic backup. Angry students yelled and screamed at picketers, and one even kicked in the direction of protesters.

Security officials at York U have notified police, as the incident occurred on city property.

York U teaching and graduate assistants have been off the job for nearly three weeks. The university plans to resume all classes by Monday.