Thousands of people left this Saturday on Saturday in Edinburgh at the first great proi-independentist march in the capital of Scotland since the Coronavirus pandemic began. The Citizen Platform All Under One Banner ("all under the same banner"), which defends the right to self-determination of Scotland, called a demonstration whose participation estimated at about 5,000 attendees.
"I think the message is clear: Scotland is underway, Scotland wants independence as soon as possible," the deputy of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Douglas Chapman said before the crowd. "There is a lot of debate about whether there should be a referendum or not, and on other options", but in any case it is necessary "a campaign that achieves Scotland to a position in which we are ready to move towards independence and assume control From our nation, "said the deputy.
The protest arrives a few weeks after the main Minister Scottish, Nicola Sturgeon, initiated a new legislature at the forefront of the autonomous government with the aim of convening a new independence referendum by 2023.The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, opposes However, in the celebration of a new consultation, after which in 2014, the supporters of following won in the United Kingdom (55.3% compared to 44.7% of the votes).
The protesters today toured several streets of the Scottish capital until reaching the doors of the Holyrood Parliament, where representatives of political formations and social organizations offered their speeches. Since next week, the Holyrood Palace will become appointed "protected site", so it will be crime to meet in front of Parliament without prior legal authorization, being possible a pecuniary fine or a year in jail, thus restricting the protests at doors of the camera.
Other parliaments in the United Kingdom, such as Westminster, in London, and the Assembly of Wales, also stop the same status, conditioning the Social Protest. This was the twenty-fourth demonstration organized by the transversal movement in favor of the self-determination of Scotland All Under One Banner, the third in Edinburgh and the first since the Coronavirus pandemic, at the beginning of 2020.
Seven years after the independence referendum that was held with the acquiescence of the then British Prime Minister, the conservative David Cameron, the surveys show a polarized society before the question "Should it be an Independent country?"
A Sondo of the Redfield & Wilton firm published this week indicates that 47% of Scots would support continue in the United Kingdom, compared to 44% that would vote for independence. 43%, in addition, would only agree that a new consultation is convened if it has been agreed with the central government, while 38% would like to go back to the polls in any case.Date Of Update: 25 September 2021, 11:38