All Under One Banner Cymru

All Under One Banner Cymru (AUOB Cymru; Welsh: Pawb Dan Un Faner Cymru)[1] is a Welsh grassroots[citation needed] movement which organises Welsh independence marches.[2]

First AUOB Cymru procession in Cardiff, 2019.



The organisation was set up as a similar organisation and inspired by All Under One Banner in Scotland.[2]


Their first ever march was held in Cardiff on 11 May 2019, with one marcher estimating over 2,000 participants.[3][4] Attendance grew in later marches in the same year with Caernarfon drawing over 5,000 people according to police, and over 8,000 people according to organisers.[5] Organisers estimated over 5,000 people attended a march in Merthyr Tydfil in September.[6]

Subsequent marches scheduled for 2020 had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[7]

AUOB announced they would be organising two independence marches in 2022.[8] The first was held in Wrexham on 2 July drawing around 8,000 attendees according to organiser estimates.[9] Organisers estimated a march in Cardiff on 1 October drew the largest crowd with around 10,000 people.[10] A march in Swansea on 20 May 2023 was led by AUOB and Yes Cymru, attracting almost 7,000 people.[11]

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  1. ^ "Coronafeirws: Pa ddigwyddiadau sydd wedi'u gohirio neu ganslo?". 19 March 2020 – via
  2. ^ a b Russell, Greg (8 May 2019). "'Tide is turning' in Welsh indy movement as AUOB holds first march". The National. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Huge crowds join Welsh independence rally". BBC News. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  4. ^ Busby, Mattha (11 May 2019). "Thousands march in Cardiff calling for Welsh independence". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Crowds march on Caernarfon for Welsh independence rally". BBC News. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  6. ^ "Welsh independence rally in Merthyr Tydfil draws thousands". BBC News. 7 September 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  7. ^ Jones, Elfed (26 February 2021). "Can Wales be Independent?". Herald.Wales. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  8. ^ Griffiths, Siriol (12 February 2022). "Two AUOBCymru marches for Welsh independence announced for 2022". The National Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  9. ^ Forgrave, Andrew; Hudspith, Jaymelouise; Whilding, Alex (2 July 2022). "Thousands of Welsh Independence supporters join Wrexham march". North Wales Live. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Welsh independence: Thousands march through Cardiff". BBC News. 1 October 2022. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  11. ^ "Welsh independence: Nearly seven thousand people turn up to first rally of the year".