'Get Humza OUT!' Pro-Union demonstrators rally against SNP as Scottish nationalists demand new referendum

'Get Humza OUT!' Pro-Union demonstrators rally against SNP as Scottish nationalists demand new referendum

WATCH NOW: Tony McGuire interviews Scottish protesters about their independence march

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 20/04/2024

- 16:47

Unionists have demonstrated against the pro-independence march taking place in Glasgow today

Scottish unionists have hit back at pro-independence demonstrators in Glasgow, as thousands of people gathered in the city centre.

Campaign group Believe in Scotland took to the streets of the city on Saturday as the event saw First Minister Humza Yousaf and Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer in attendance as speakers.

The rally was stormed by unionists who believe the protesters are "still going on about" the referendum vote in 2014, and "can't accept" the result.

Speaking to GB News, protesters at the independence march shared their frustrations with the Believe in Scotland rally.

Humza Yousaf and Scottish resident

Scottish residents have marched in protest of an independent Scotland

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Revealing why they decided to ambush the independence march in Glasgow, one unionist told GB News: "I'm here to object against the independence march still going ahead, because they haven't accepted our vote in 2014.

"In actual fact, one day after the vote and saying they would accept it, they started objecting to it and they are still going on about it."

Another unionist said she wants Scotland's First Minister Humza Yousaf to "get out" of power, as he attended the rally alongside the pro-independence protesters.

One other protester in favour of Scotland remaining as a union with the UK said the independence rally was "ridiculous", and that she was in attendance against the march "on behalf of my nana".

Scotland protest

Protesters donned Scottish flags as they marched through Glasgow on Saturday

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Many unionists waved Union Flags in the city centre, flooding the event's prominent blue sea of Saint Andrew's Cross flags.


Speaking to pro-independence protesters at the event, two Scottish residents were furious with their country still being a part of the union.

One lady told GB News: "Well it's our country, we want it back, thank you very much! We've been a colony for over 300 years, we get nothing back.

"Everything gets taken from us and goes to the south. And they give us pocket money back, I don't think that's very fair."

She continued: "As a country, we are one of the richest countries in the world, so why can't we control our own money and our own destiny?"

Protesters in Scotland

Glasgow protesters called to 'get Humza out' as they gathered on the city's streets

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Another protester in favour of Scotland's independence raged: "Scotland is not British. The union was never a voluntary arrangement.

"It was bought and paid for by a handful of Scottish nobles. And the ordinary people absolutely never wanted the Union."

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