Merthyr’s March for Independence

An account of an afternoon in the ‘crucible of protest’

A distant Delyth Jewell gives one of several inspiring speeches from the balcony of Redhouse Cymru before a crowd of over 5 thousand (image by author)

Saturday 7th September marked Wales’ third march for independence, the second I’d attended myself, and the first in the valleys of the south Wales coalfields. Having been born and raised twenty minutes and a mountain or two away, I confess that during the build up I felt as if I had something of a personal stake in its success; I was apprehensive. The…