This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
UK: Scottish independence movement mobilises against Brexit03:05

UK: Scottish independence movement mobilises against Brexit

United Kingdom, Glasgow
January 11, 2020 at 19:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Scottish independence movement organised an 'emergency' march in Glasgow on Saturday, as the UK prepares to leave the European Union (EU) on January 31.

Tens of thousands are estimated to have joined the All Under One Banner march (AUOB), despite the poor weather conditions.

It is the first of eight marches that AUOB plans to hold across Scotland to keep up pressure for independence.

Saltires and and symbols of the nationalist movement were on display.

The emergency nature of the march followed last month's general action, when the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) won 48 of the 59 seats in Scotland, while the Brexit-supporting Conservatives won a majority in the UK as a whole.

The likelihood of Britain leaving the EU has been cited by the SNP as "a material change in circumstances" which would necessitate a second referendum. Scotland voted by a sizeable majority against leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum.

UK: Scottish independence movement mobilises against Brexit03:05
No Account? Sign up!
Description

The Scottish independence movement organised an 'emergency' march in Glasgow on Saturday, as the UK prepares to leave the European Union (EU) on January 31.

Tens of thousands are estimated to have joined the All Under One Banner march (AUOB), despite the poor weather conditions.

It is the first of eight marches that AUOB plans to hold across Scotland to keep up pressure for independence.

Saltires and and symbols of the nationalist movement were on display.

The emergency nature of the march followed last month's general action, when the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) won 48 of the 59 seats in Scotland, while the Brexit-supporting Conservatives won a majority in the UK as a whole.

The likelihood of Britain leaving the EU has been cited by the SNP as "a material change in circumstances" which would necessitate a second referendum. Scotland voted by a sizeable majority against leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
02:48
Lebanon: Protesters blame port blasts on govt corruption at demo outside French Amb.'s residenceLebanon: Protesters blame port blasts on govt corruption at demo outside French Amb.'s residence
August 6, 2020 at 19:19 GMT -00:00
03:03
Lebanon: Volunteers continue to clean up damage in Beirut apartments after blastsLebanon: Volunteers continue to clean up damage in Beirut apartments after blasts
August 6, 2020 at 23:40 GMT -00:00
03:10
Lebanon: Protesters and security forces clash in BeirutLebanon: Protesters and security forces clash in Beirut
August 7, 2020 at 03:01 GMT -00:00
03:45
Lebanon: Dramatic footage shows wedding interrupted by Beirut blasts *EXCLUSIVE*Lebanon: Dramatic footage shows wedding interrupted by Beirut blasts *EXCLUSIVE*
August 7, 2020 at 11:19 GMT -00:00
03:07
Lebanon: Volunteers and rescue workers gather for cleanup in BeirutLebanon: Volunteers and rescue workers gather for cleanup in Beirut
August 7, 2020 at 09:00 GMT -00:00
01:26
Lebanon: Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm accosted by angry mobLebanon: Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm accosted by angry mob
August 6, 2020 at 21:21 GMT -00:00
02:50
Yemen: Flooding of Marib region kills at least 17Yemen: Flooding of Marib region kills at least 17
August 7, 2020 at 06:05 GMT -00:00
01:35
Lebanon: Excavators at work removing debris from destroyed Beirut portLebanon: Excavators at work removing debris from destroyed Beirut port
August 7, 2020 at 10:01 GMT -00:00
02:13
Brazil: Rio's Christ the Redeemer illuminated with Lebanese flag in honour of blast victimsBrazil: Rio's Christ the Redeemer illuminated with Lebanese flag in honour of blast victims
August 7, 2020 at 12:10 GMT -00:00
00:53
Russia: Ostankino Tower goes dark to pay respects to Beirut blast victimsRussia: Ostankino Tower goes dark to pay respects to Beirut blast victims
August 7, 2020 at 00:23 GMT -00:00
02:06
Lebanon: Girl plays piano as volunteers clear through apartment wrecked in Beirut explosionsLebanon: Girl plays piano as volunteers clear through apartment wrecked in Beirut explosions
August 6, 2020 at 22:47 GMT -00:00
03:55
Belarus: Hundreds rally in support of opposition candidate Tikhanovskaya in MinskBelarus: Hundreds rally in support of opposition candidate Tikhanovskaya in Minsk
August 7, 2020 at 00:15 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:13
Lebanon: Russian EMERCOM conducts rescue operations, treats people injured from Beirut blastsLebanon: Russian EMERCOM conducts rescue operations, treats people injured from Beirut blasts
August 7, 2020 at 12:21 GMT -00:00
02:59
France: Armed hostage taker surrenders to police at Le Havre bankFrance: Armed hostage taker surrenders to police at Le Havre bank
August 7, 2020 at 01:01 GMT -00:00
01:12
Lebanon: Russian EMERCOM sets up airmobile hospital in BeirutLebanon: Russian EMERCOM sets up airmobile hospital in Beirut
August 6, 2020 at 13:26 GMT -00:00
02:07
Germany: Arrests as protesters confront police during Syndikat bar evictionGermany: Arrests as protesters confront police during Syndikat bar eviction
August 7, 2020 at 08:05 GMT -00:00
01:42
France: Hostage released at Le Havre bankFrance: Hostage released at Le Havre bank
August 6, 2020 at 20:28 GMT -00:00
00:59
Italy: No injuries reported as whirlwind hits beach in CefaluItaly: No injuries reported as whirlwind hits beach in Cefalu
August 6, 2020 at 19:10 GMT -00:00
03:24
Bulgaria: Protesters egg NFSB party HQ after leader says Prime Minister will not resignBulgaria: Protesters egg NFSB party HQ after leader says Prime Minister will not resign
August 7, 2020 at 01:28 GMT -00:00
02:31
Germany: Several detained as protesters rally against eviction of left-wing pub in BerlinGermany: Several detained as protesters rally against eviction of left-wing pub in Berlin
August 7, 2020 at 02:49 GMT -00:00
View all videos