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A Huge Pro-Independence Rally Has Been Held In Glasgow

The issue hasn't gone away and the general election is being used as a proxy for another independence referendum.

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Thousands of pro-independence Scots attended a rally in Glasgow on Saturday, arranged to show that support for independence hasn't withered away since September's referendum.

The event started with a procession through the streets of Glasgow from Glasgow Green to George Square in the city centre – although pro-independence Scots now call it "Freedom Square".


They arrived and the event got underway.

The bikers circled the rally with flags and banners.

The event was organised by Scottish socialist Tommy Sheridan, who is imploring fellow socialists and all Scots to "lend your vote" to the SNP in this general election.

Pro-independence songs like Caledonia and Kevin Gore's "We Are The 45" were sung to a rapturous reception.

Lots of nationalistic merchandise like these saltire clackers were on offer.

The crowd was strongly pro-independence and pro-SNP, with the names of Scottish Labour politicians like Jim Murphy and Gordon Brown being roundly booed whenever mentioned.


One SNP councillor went even further by asking people to sign a "declaration of independence" which he hopes one day to present to the Scottish government.

This is amazing. People at #hopeoverfear are queuing up to sign a unilateral declaration of independence.

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

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