Yes Cymru: ‘Positive response’ to banners on bridges independence call
Thousands of motorists beeped their horns in support of Yes Cymru banners across Wales yesterday.
The national ‘Banners on Bridges’ event was organised by the Yes Cymru group whose aim is to gain independence for Wales.
The group, which is not affiliated to any political party, is aiming for 50,000 signatories to join its call for independence – and has so far reached almost 40,000.
Yesterday members wearing Yes Cymru hats braved the wind and rain to unfurl massive banners and flags on bridges and roundabouts across Wales to drum up and increase support following the Senedd election last week.
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Jubilant Yes Cymru chair Siôn Jobbins said: “It was great to see so many groups across Wales taking part in the Banners on Bridges on Saturday and having such a postive response.
“With the election for the Senedd over, it is obvious that over 65% of the people voted for parties who either wanted independence or a significant increase in the powers for the Senedd.
“Throughout the year, Yes Cymru members will be trying to convince people to support independence.
“It is great to see groups of people in Llandysul, Caerdydd, Blaenau Gwent, Dolgellau and Blaenau Ffestiniog, for example, taking part and getting the message across to people who aren’t on social media.”
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Thousands of Yes Cymru members joined rallies held at Cardiff, Caernarfon and Merthyr Tydfi two years ago in demonstrations for Welsh independence.
The marches were organised by All Under One Banner Cymru (AUOBC) and saw speakers including former Wales international rugby player Eddie Butler and Wales goalkeeper Neville Southall give speeches in support.
The first march in Cardiff in May attracted crowds of over 3,000, while the event in Caernarfon saw 10,000 – double the town’s population – and 3,000 in Merthyr.
Other marches planned for Wrexham and other towns had to be cancelled because of the pandemic.