A “MARCH for independence” in Bangor was attended by approximately 10,000 people on Saturday (September 23).

Organised by AUOB (All Under One Banner) Cymru and YesCymru, this was the sixth event of its kind to be held throughout Wales.

It started and finished at Glanrafon Car Park, with marchers setting off at 1pm, travelling down Bangor High Street, turning onto Glynne Road, before proceeding down Deiniol Road.

Hedd Gwynfor, from AUOBCymru, said: "This remarkable turnout in Bangor is a testament to the growing momentum behind the independence movement.

"While forces in Westminster try to obstruct our path, they cannot stand in the way of a nation that is steadfastly on its journey towards its rightful place in the world.

"On Saturday, the people of Wales spoke loud and clear: the dream of independence is alive, and our movement is stronger than ever."

Following the march, there was a rally at Glanrafon Car Park starting from about 2pm, with a large stage and screen, speakers and music.

Among those taking part was Rhun ap Iorwerth, MS for Ynys Môn.


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Next to Glanrafon Car Park, The Old Bowling Green hosted an "Indy Market" from , where organisations could promote their causes.

Artisans and producers from the area also showed their offerings there, creating a space for communal engagement and support.

As the day turned to evening, the celebration continued with an “Independence Gig” at Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio, with a night of entertainment that resonated with the day's themes.

There were also be a number of “fringe events”, including:

  • “Folk-Music for Indy Afternoon”: Folk music at Tafarn y Glôb in Upper Bangor from 3-5pm.
  • Yes Cymru Question Time panel discussion at to Penrhyn Hall, Bangor at 7.30pm on September 22.

Treborth Caravan and Camping site in Bangor hosted an “indy-campsite” for all marchers who wished to pitch a tent or park a caravan or campervan during march weekend.