Congratulations to the thousands who turned out for today’s independence rally in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. At the advent, addressed by a number of leading Scottish nationalists, the First Minster of Scotland and SNP leader Alex Salmond announced that more than 100,000 people had signed up in support for the Yes campaign’s independence declaration. Despite the fact that the demonstration was not part of the official Yes campaign and only received wide publicity in the last two days several thousand still came out on a cold but sunny autumnal day to peacefully express their support for Scottish democracy and freedom.
A counter-rally by British Unionist protesters, including members of the far right British National Party and Loyalist-linked Scottish Defence League, drew a handful of flag-waving agitators.
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