Provincial students took action on Wednesday, March 4. Ontario student marches were taking place at and near a number of high-profile schools including the University of Toronto. Video and photo footage shows the swelling crowds, which appear to be marching in solidarity with the ongoing pipeline protests.

On Wednesday, students took to the streets to show their solidarity with First Nations like Wet'suwet'en Nation who have been carrying out blockades across the country.

And social media was inundated with photos and videos of the young marchers. Students can be heard and seen chanting and holding signs.

According to a tweet by The Post Millenial, University of Toronto students could be heard chanting "land back" and blocking traffic.

Protestors apparently blocked off St. George Street by the corner of Wilcox Street on campus, also chanting “How do you spell racist? RCMP!" according to the Post Millenial

A Toronto Police Services tweet stated officers were on U of T grounds and people should expect delays northbound and southbound on St George St. as it is closed from Harbord St. to Willcocks St.

Students, alongside some teachers and faculty members, appear to have joined a call-and-response chant with one professor, Uahikea Maile.

A video shared online shows the prof leading a protest chant "reconciliation is what?" and students responding with "dead."

But U of T appears to be far from the only university to see students leave their classrooms on Wednesday.

Further posts on social media suggest marches are also taking place across southern Ontario at the likes of McMaster, Carleton, and Queens universities.

That's quite the turnout.

And it goes even wider, too, apparently. Some reports on Wednesday afternoon suggested students across the country, not just in Ontario, were also out marching.

Shows of support for First Nations' groups have been going on for some time across Canada now.

Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square was also forced to deal with protests earlier last month as participants blocked traffic for a couple of hours. 

A couple of weeks ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a public statement in which he insisted the barricades "need to come down" sooner rather than later.

But, just last week, Ottawa was having to warn its residents to avoid the downtown core due to a planned four-hour protest.

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