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Welsh independence march planned for first time since pandemic

A march for Welsh independence is set to take place in Wrexham. This will be the fourth march hosted by AUOBCymru, which stands for ‘All Under One Banner’, alongside Indy Fest Wrecsam and YesCymru.

It will be the first march to take place following the coronavirus pandemic. Previous marches for independence have been held in Cardiff, Caernarfon, and Merthyr Tydfil and have attracted people in their thousands. The Caernarfon march, for example, attracted more than 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 the likes of Welsh folk singer Dafydd Iwan, poet and activist Evrah Rose, and comedian and broadcaster Tudur Owen taking part in the rally. People who are considering attending the event are asked to bring flags, banners, drums and instruments.

A spokesman for AUOBCymru said: “The AUOBCymru marches for independence in 2019 were a huge success with thousands attending in Cardiff, Caernarfon, and Merthyr. There is something special about coming together to march and people are desperate for the chance to come together once again. The group of volunteers at Indy Fest Wrecsam, who’ve organised a whole weekend packed with events, have done an amazing job in difficult circumstances due to the pandemic with an ‘Indy Market’ and the gigs organised to coincide with the march and rally.

“We are also grateful for the financial support offered by YesCymru as well as to everyone who has donated to our fundraiser. We hope that people from every part of Wales will head to Wrexham on July 2 and that the march for independence in Wrexham will be the best yet!”

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