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UK: Scottish independence protesters rally against Johnson in Edinburgh

United Kingdom, Edinburgh
February 01, 2020 at 14:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pro-Scottish independence protesters rallied in Edinburgh on Saturday, a day after the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Protesters were seen holding the Saltire as well as flags of the EU, Wales and Ireland. A banner at the demo reads “Choose Scotland. Big enough, smart enough, had enough.”

The pro-independence organisation ‘Stand Up For Scotland’ called for the rally against UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

A small counter-demonstration was held on the opposite side of the road where participants held British flags and a banner reading “We love British independence.”

On Wednesday, January 29, the Scottish Parliament passed a motion backed by 64 votes to 54 to hold a new referendum on Scottish independence. Boris Johnson has dismissed calls for a second referendum.

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Pro-Scottish independence protesters rallied in Edinburgh on Saturday, a day after the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Protesters were seen holding the Saltire as well as flags of the EU, Wales and Ireland. A banner at the demo reads “Choose Scotland. Big enough, smart enough, had enough.”

The pro-independence organisation ‘Stand Up For Scotland’ called for the rally against UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

A small counter-demonstration was held on the opposite side of the road where participants held British flags and a banner reading “We love British independence.”

On Wednesday, January 29, the Scottish Parliament passed a motion backed by 64 votes to 54 to hold a new referendum on Scottish independence. Boris Johnson has dismissed calls for a second referendum.

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