Welsh independence march planned for first time since pandemic

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A Welsh Independence March is due to take place in Wrexham. This will be the fourth march organized by AUOBCymru, which stands for “All Under One Banner”, alongside Indy Fest Wrecsam and YesCymru.

This will be the first march to take place after the coronavirus pandemic. Previous independence marches have taken place in Cardiff, Caernarfon and Merthyr Tydfil and have attracted thousands of people. The Caernarfon march, for example, attracted over 5,000 people.

In the past, guest speakers have included Scottish comedian and political activist Hardeep Singh Kohli, former Welsh goalkeeper Neville Southall and former rugby union player and commentator Eddie Butler.

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On Saturday July 2, the Wrexham march will see Welsh folk singer Dafydd Iwan, poet and activist Evrah Rose and comedian and broadcaster Tudur Owen take part in the rally. People planning to attend the event are asked to bring flags, banners, drums and instruments.

A spokesperson for AUOBCymru said: “AUOBCymru’s 2019 independence marches were a huge success with thousands of people in attendance in Cardiff, Caernarfon and Merthyr. There is something special about coming together to march and people desperately need the chance to come together again The Indy Fest Wrecsam volunteer group, who put on quite an eventful weekend, did an incredible job under difficult circumstances in due to the pandemic with an “Indy Market” and concerts organized to coincide with the march and rally.

“We are also grateful for the financial support offered by YesCymru and to everyone who has donated to our fundraiser. We hope that people from all parts of Wales will come to Wrexham on July 2 and that Wrexham’s independence march will be the best yet!”

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