Up to date: Jan 12, 2020 06:38 IST
Glasgow [Scotland], Jan 12 (ANI): 1000’s of pro-independence supporters rallied on the streets of Glasgow on Saturday, battling torrential rain and powerful winds, calling for a second referendum on Scotland’s independence, which has as soon as once more come to the fore forward of the looming Brexit.
Round 80,000 demonstrators took half within the march gathered within the Kelvingrove Park, from the place they set out on a march to the Glasgow Inexperienced Park within the centre of Scotland’s largest metropolis, Al Jazeera reported.
Some carried Saltires – Scotland’s nationwide flag – whereas flags of Palestine, England and the Spanish area of Catalonia have been additionally witnessed within the crowd that had come from throughout Scotland to participate within the large demonstrations.
Banners embody “We aren’t anti-English, we’re pro-Scottish” whereas homage was paid to the pro-Catalan independence motion in Spain.
The professional-independence march was organised by All Underneath One Banner (AUOB) – a Scottish independence stress group established in 2014.
It’s the first such occasion out of a minimum of eight that the group plans to carry throughout Scotland this yr. The following one is scheduled for April and will likely be held in Arbroath, on the 700th anniversary of the signing of Scotland’s declaration of independence, in line with Russia At the moment.
Scotland already held a referendum in 2014, when the push for independence was defeated in a slender common vote, as 55 per cent of those that took half in it selected to remain within the UK.
But, after the Scottish Nationwide Get together gained 45 per cent of the votes in the course of the newest UK basic elections in Scotland, and gained 48 out of 59 Scottish seats within the Home of Commons, the thought of one other referendum was as soon as once more placed on the desk by celebration and First Minister chief Nicola Sturgeon.
Talking per week after the overall elections, Sturgeon had stated that her authorities has “a transparent democratic mandate to supply individuals a selection on that future in an independence referendum, and the UK Authorities has a democratic obligation to acknowledge that.” (ANI)