Cardiff, May 12: As the Brexit turmoil continues to rattle Europe, thousands of people on Saturday took to the streets of the Welsh capital here to demand an independent nation outside the UK.
A Welsh independence rally, organised by All Under One Banner (AUOB) Cymru, said that it was first such march in Welsh history, reported BBC.
Some protesters said they had been lifelong supporters of independence, while others said they were converted by Brexit and austerity.
As the march ended with a rendition of the Welsh national anthem, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, Adam Price, leader of nationalist party Plaid Cymru, said that Welsh problems could be more easily solved if decisions were taken within the nation.
"For many years, our desire to see an independent Wales has seemed distant. But the tide is turning, the marches are growing, and the voices are louder," he said.
"Decades of Westminster neglect have resulted in poverty and under-investment. A third of our children are living in relative poverty and you only have to look at the Brexit chaos to see that Westminster is not fit to govern or represent Wales."
It is believed that Wales would have a better future an independent nation. "There is an increasing realisation that independence is normal", a protestor added. UNI