CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Part of a street in Charlottesville will be closed for a while Thursday afternoon.

The Charlottesville Police Department says Melbourne Road will be closed between Charlottesville High School and the John Warner Parkway between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

This is due to CHS students staging a walk-out in solidarity against gun violence and in honor of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

CPD will have officers on hand to assist drivers.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.