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Next march for independence to be held in Wales’ oldest town

08 Apr 2024 3 minute read
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Emily Price

The next march for independence will be held in Wales’ oldest town, it has been announced.

Volunteer-led grassroots organisations YesCymru and All Under One Banner Cymru (AUOBCymru) have organised the event which is set to take place in Carmarthen on June 22nd.

It will be the first march held in the old county of Dyfed, in the south-west of Wales.

Organisers say the event will build on the momentum of previous marches held across Wales since 2019 – including in Caernarfon, Merthyr, Wrexham, Bangor, Swansea and Cardiff.

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Supporters are invited to gather at Carmarthen Park from 11am, with the march starting at 1pm.

Marchers are encouraged to bring flags, banners, whistles and drums.

YesCymru Director Gaynor Jones said: “Carmarthen and the county has played a prominent part in Welsh history from the time of the Black Book to electing radical MPs who wanted to challenge and improve the democratic process.

“An independent minded town is the ideal location for the next Independence march. The current constitutional set-up is making us poorer, and is obviously not working and we welcome all who want a better, independent Wales or want to know more to walk with us on 22nd June.”

Speaking on behalf of AUOBCymru, Hedd Gwynfor said: “The upcoming March for Independence in Carmarthen promises to be a powerful demonstration of the determination of the people of Wales to join the global family of independent nations.

“AUOBCymru wants a better Wales for all, and that’s why we’re fighting for independence. Join us in Carmarthen on the 22nd of June; all under one banner.”

Previous marches have attracted up to 10,000 participants, underscoring the growing interest in the pursuit of an independent Wales.

Dylan Phillips, Chair of YesCymru in Carmarthen said: “The spirit of freedom is woven like a silver thread through the history of the south west. Think of Gwenllïan and the Rebecca Riots.

“It will be a privilege to see the next march for Welsh independence held in Carmarthen and we welcome everyone from all over Wales. Join us on 22 June in the town of the legendary Merlin and Gwynfor’s victory, not to look back, but to look forward and to call for a fairer Wales, a richer Wales, a free Wales.”

More information about the march in Carmarthen, including updates and other details, will soon be available on the websites of YesCymru (www.yes.cymru) and AUOBCymru (www.auob.cymru).


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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

We can either lay down and be forever subjugated or scream from the rooftops that we matter. We don’t have devolution or a Senedd Cymru, however flawed, because we were freely given it. No. We campaigned bloody hard to gain what little independence from that centrist political leviathan Whitehall. Both YesCymru & Plaid Cymru represent our interests and we should support their cause wholeheartedly or we will never progress as a people & country under unionist Labour & Conservative rule because they only care about two things. Westminster power & England.

Wlad
Wlad
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Yes and your senedd is costing the people of Wales £1billion a year for worse services

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
1 month ago
Reply to  Wlad

In that case then vote out the government that is wasting so much money.I do hope that you vote in Senedd elections,if what you are talking about is a very important issue then where are the 50% or so of the electorate who don’t vote.

Linda Jones
Linda Jones
1 month ago

Count me in

Alun
Alun
1 month ago

Put some stickers around the town?

Honest Welsh
Honest Welsh
1 month ago

How can anyone join a political party that has got No true principles . I am looking to change my vote But have not got any trust in Plaid Cymru anyone who supports another party is not standing in what they supposed to believe in and double standards are not acceptable. Knowing full well that The new first minister Vaughan Gething was fully aware when he accepted the £200 hundred thousand pounds was from a convicted criminal Also he had lobbied for this criminal after he had been convicted. For Plaid to still be in an alliance with labour Makes… Read more »

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