Thousands march in support of Scottish independence

Credit: Twitter/AUOB

Thousands of people have attended a pro-Scottish independence march through the streets of Edinburgh.

Groups and organisations who support separation from the UK joined the All Under One Banner (AUOB) procession on Saturday.

AUOB said that more than 200,000 people took part in the event. Many of the protesters were seen carrying Scottish flags, while some were also wearings kilts and playing bagpipes.

Joanna Cherry, the SNP MP who led the legal fight against Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament, was among those who addressed the rally.

On Twitter, London SNP stated expressed solidarity with everyone marching in Edinburgh for Scotland’s independence. It added that although they couldn’t be there in person, they present in spirit

Scotland voted against independence in a 2014 referendum by 55%.

However, some argue that the 2016 British referendum in favour of leaving the European Union deems another independence referendum as necessary; since 62% of Scottish citizens voted to stay in the EU.

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