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Next march for independence to be held in Carmarthen

The forthcoming march for independence is poised to make history in Wales’ oldest town, according to recent announcements. The collaborative efforts of grassroots organisations YesCymru and All Under One Banner Cymru (AUOBCymru) have set the stage for this significant event, scheduled to unfold in Carmarthen on June 22nd.

This march marks the inaugural occasion of such a demonstration in the venerable county of Dyfed, situated in the southwest of Wales. Building upon the momentum garnered from previous marches across Wales since 2019 – spanning from Caernarfon to Cardiff – organisers anticipate a robust turnout and spirited participation.

Supporters are called upon to converge at Carmarthen Park from 11 am, with the march commencing promptly at 1 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring along flags, banners, as well as instruments such as whistles and drums to amplify their voices.

Gaynor Jones, Director of YesCymru, underscored the historical significance of Carmarthen, stating, “An independent-minded town is the ideal location for the next Independence march.” She further articulated, “The current constitutional set-up is making us poorer, and is obviously not working and we welcome all who want a better, independent Wales or want to know more to walk with us on 22nd June.”

Representing AUOBCymru, Hedd Gwynfor echoed this sentiment, expressing, “The upcoming March for Independence in Carmarthen promises to be a powerful demonstration of the determination of the people of Wales to join the global family of independent nations. AUOBCymru wants a better Wales for all, and that’s why we’re fighting for independence.”

With past marches drawing crowds of up to 10,000 participants, there’s a clear indication of the burgeoning interest in the pursuit of an independent Wales.

Dylan Phillips, Chair of YesCymru in Carmarthen, evoked the historical resonance of the southwest, citing figures like Gwenllïan and the Rebecca Riots, remarking, “It will be a privilege to see the next march for Welsh independence held in Carmarthen and we welcome everyone from all over Wales. Join us on 22 June in the town of the legendary Merlin and Gwynfor’s victory, not to look back, but to look forward and to call for a fairer Wales, a richer Wales, a free Wales.”

For those seeking further information about the Carmarthen march, including updates and logistical details, YesCymru (www.yes.cymru) and AUOBCymru (www.auob.cymru) will soon provide comprehensive resources.