Thousands to march in pro-independence rally in Glasgow

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Thousands of campaigners are expected to take part in a pro-independence rally this weekend, promising to ‘bring Glasgow to a standstill’.

Supporters of Scottish independence will gather in the west end of the city on Saturday, May 5 for the annual All Under One Banner (AUOB) event, which is open to “everyone who desires an independent nation”.

Thousands are expected to take part in the pro-indy rally in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Thousands are expected to take part in the pro-indy rally in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

They will gather in Kelvingrove Park before departing at 11.30am along Kelvin Way and Gibson Street in the direction of George Square.

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Last year’s event attracted around 17,000 marchers and organisers are hopeful of doubling that figure.

“Glasgow city centre will be brought to a standstill as our independence march traverses through en route to George Square,” an AUOB member said on the event’s fundraising page. The 2017 march - hailed as the largest pro-independence event of its kind - was held the weekend before the snap general election which saw the SNP lose 21 seats.