King Charles III attended his coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, which was attended by more than 2,000 guests, including members of the British royal family, world leaders, and high-profile royals from other countries. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, also attended the ceremony to show his support for his brother, but he and Prince Harry had no formal roles during the coronation and did not join the procession from the Abbey to Buckingham Palace.
Thousands of Royal fans witnessed the coronation with great joy. However, this wasn’t the same for others. On Saturday, thousands of Scots took part in the independence march. The march began at 11:30 GMT, it started at Kelvingrove park and ended at Glasgow green.
Protesters were heard chanting “Not my King” to protest against the British monarch and government. It is estimated that between 5,000- 20,000 people became the part of the march.
This is not the first case of Scots demanding the independence from London. Recently there has been significant rise in the Scottish independence movement. The Scottish independence movement got stronger after the BREXIT.
The movement gained momentum after the Brexit vote in 2016, with the argument that Scotland voted to remain in the European Union by 62% to 38%. However, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that the Scottish government cannot hold a fresh independence referendum without the UK government’s consent, stating that the Scottish Parliament does not have the power to legislate on matters reserved to the UK Parliament, including the union.
London’s ignorance towards Edinburgh has only given rise to several independence marches. These independence marches have only gotten stronger by the years as more and more people are starting to join them.