Glaswegians take to the streets to support Scottish independence
Large crowds flooded the streets of Glasgow to show support for an independent Scotland
On 3 June 2017, the streets of Glasgow were brought to a halt as thousands marched in support of another Scottish independence referendum.
All Under One Banner, an activist group, planned the movement to counter Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap election.
Announcing on their Facebook page, the group said: “If you believe in a [sic] independent Scotland then you have to attend and we will together show the elite Westminster establishment.
“Then we will go to the voting booths and vote SNP for the forthcoming election showing May and Ruth [Davidson] that Scotland has spoken.”
The rally kicked off late morning at Kelvingrove Park in the west end of the city, before moving through the city centre and concluding in Glasgow Green.
It started with a minute silence to those who lost their lives in the Manchester bombing incident.
Blue and white banners and saltires were all in the air, while pro-independence shouts echoed from the supporters.
About 15,000 people took part in the march, Police Scotland estimated, which happened peacefully.
According to a BBC report, organisers of the movement said it was a signal to the Prime Minister that “Scotland has spoken”.
Nicola Sturgeon has argued that the people of Scotland have the right to decide on what path to follow with regards the UK leaving the EU.
The UK government had said earlier that any second referendum on Scottish independence should hold on until the completion of Brexit, with Prime Minister Theresa May saying: “Now is not the time.”
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