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Scottish independence: Thousands predicted to march in Edinburgh

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Thousands of people are expected to join a march for Scottish independence through Edinburgh.

It will begin in Holyrood Park and end with a rally in The Meadows.

Joanna Cherry, the SNP MP who led the legal fight against Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament, is among those who will address the crowd later.

A similar event in the capital last year drew about 20,000 people, according to official estimates.

It is the latest in a series of similar marches through towns across Scotland, organised by All Under One Banner.

Supporters are scheduled to leave Holyrood Park at about 13:00 before taking a route of about 1.8 miles (3km) to The Meadows.

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They will follow Queens Drive, Horse Wynd, Canongate, High Street, Lawnmarket, George IV bridge, Forrest Road and Middle Meadow Walk.

It is likely to be a colourful and noisy march, with organisers urging participants to take flags, banners, pipes and drums on their journeys.

A number of high-profile supporters of Scottish independence have been lined up to speak at the rally.

As well as Ms Cherry, they include comedian Janey Godley, broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli, and ex-MSP Tommy Sheridan.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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