Two Welsh independence marches announced for 2022
Two Welsh independence marches have been announced for 2022.
The first march will be held in Wrecsam on 2 July, with a second march to be held in Cardiff on 1 October.
A spokesperson for AUOBCymru, Llywelyn ap Gwilym, said that it was “great to be able to announce these two dates today”.
“It’s been a frustrating time since our last march in Merthyr, especially having to cancel the marches planned for 2020 but, if anything, the pandemic has shown just how important it is to be able to make decisions here in Wales, for the benefit of people here in Wales.
“I can’t wait to finally get to Wrecsam – it’s going to be great!”
Three marches had been planned for 2020, following three marches in Cardiff, Caernarfon and Merthyr Tydfil in 2019, but were subsequently cancelled following the outbreak of Covid-19 and ensuing lockdowns.
Llywelyn ap Gwilym added: “Everyone recognises that the past two years have been incredibly difficult, but one of the really positive developments has been the growth in the number of local groups supporting independence, who are making a real difference in their communities.
“We’re hoping to be able to use these marches to do something similar – it’s been an amazing, joyful experience to hit the streets with others who share our goals – but we also want to help make a lasting difference to the places we live and work in, to demonstrate to everyone that independence is the vehicle for a better future.”
AUOBCymru said they would also be launching a fundraising campaign in order to raise funds for the marches.
The three previous Welsh independence marches took place in May, July and September 2019. The first and last attracted some 5,000 marchers with the Caernarfon march attracting 8,000.
Three more marches were planned for 2020, in Wrexham on 18 April and Tredegar on 6 June, and Swansea on 5 September. However, by April of that year, they had all been cancelled due to Covid.
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Ymlaen a ni!
Why not Swansea?
An indy march was planned to take place in Swansea in September 2020 by the local Yes Cymru group Glen but it had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. Fingers crossed another one will be held there soon.
There really needs to be something organised in Newport too. Since the bridge tolls went and people started moving in to commute to Bristol the risk of the whole of Gwent being culturally absorbed into southwest England is considerable.
The most likely route to indy is a referendum and while Wales is largely rural, most people live in Swansea/Cardiff/Newport/the valleys and this is where a referendum will be won or lost.
See you in Wrexham friends.
Can we meet up
with Grayham there ?
I think perhaps he needs to be invited to say a few words to inspire us 🏴
Yes, it’s about time marches resumed and it’s good that the first one is not until July. That will give everyone time to promote the event. If funding can be found maybe leaflets could be posted, in at least the local area, highlighting the benefits of independence as well as promoting the march. The bigger the march the more attention it will create!
Another one in Cardiff!?!
What about Swansea? Ffs
It’s 45 mins on the train and it’s the capital city. Better to have a small number of large marches than lots of little ones that can be more easily ignored by the OneNation propaganda rags
March meet greet and beat the drum. See you all . Heddwch../ Peace. Still here, despite everyone and everything. Crank it up Cymru.
Just a thought but what about West Wales? Aberystwyth Prom would make an excellent venue for an Indy March.