All Under One Banner Cymru (AUOB Cymru), the grassroots pressure group for Welsh independence, has announced that the march at Wrexham on Saturday 18 April 2020 has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While this is a rapidly changing situation and there are a number of weeks until the planned march, AUOBCymru have taken the decision in order to give all those planning to attend as much warning as possible.
Social distancing, which is recognised as a key measure in delaying the spread of the virus and reducing pressure on our Welsh NHS and other emergency services, means that the sensible decision is for the march planned for Wrexham to be postponed.
AUOBCymru spokesperson Llywelyn ap Gwilym said:
"After much consideration it is with heavy heart that we have decided to postpone AUOBWrecsam, due to the coronavirus pandemic. We sympathise with everyone who has already made plans, and with the local organising group who have put in so much hard work over the past few months, but the health and wellbeing of all of our supporters, of other stakeholders, and more broadly of the entire Welsh public, is of primary concern.
"We take our responsibilities to the people of Wales very seriously: postponing is the best way that we can support the people of Wales, our NHS, and our other emergency services. We will be monitoring the situation closely, and will look to rearrange the march as soon as is appropriate. Wrexham isn't going away, and neither is the demand for Welsh independence - we will be up in the north east as soon as we can be!"
Head steward, and one of the local march organisers, Adam Balchder said:
"It's a real shame, we were expecting a lot of people to come, but we need to put people health first. The committee has decided to postpone the march for everyone's wellbeing. We're looking forward to welcoming everyone to Wrexham later in the year."
AUOBCymru intends to re-schedule the march and rally to another date.
If you have booked a bus ticket for the march via www.yes.cymru you will be receiving an email over the weeked with full details regarding refunds.