The rally aims to highlight to positive aspects of EU membership
Organisers want to show that Scotland “opposes Brexit” and remind people about the “wars” that previously ruined the continent.
Vanessa Glynn, chairman of the European Movement in Scotland, which is organising the march, said: “We aim to show that Scotland is a European nation, that we oppose Brexit.
As the Westminster government is driving us off a Brexit cliff, we will say it loud and clear – not in our name
“It is vital that we actively defend what has been achieved through our membership of the European Union. I would urge all those who share our vision to come along.
“As the Westminster government is driving us off a Brexit cliff, we will say it loud and clear – not in our name.
Brexit: Results of how the UK voted Mon, March 20, 2017
Much of the North East of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union including Sunderland, Gateshead, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside, and Northumberland
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GREAT YARMOUTH: The town of Great Yarmouth on the East Coast of England voted by 72% to leave the European Union.
“We have not forgotten how far Britain has come since 1973. We have not forgotten the wars and extremism that ruined our continent before Europeans finally decided to unite their forces to create peace and prosperity instead.
“On March 26 the clocks go forward an hour, then they go back 60 years with the triggering of Article 50 on March 29.”
A group calling itself the “Pulse of Europe” was started in the wake of Brexit and organisers say they will hold rallies, waving blue EU flags, every weekend throughout Germany and some other European countries.
The European Movement in Scotland website claims the EU is a “voluntary union of independent countries (which) allows us to trade free of any barrier with our neighbours, in the wealthiest and largest trading bloc in the world and with some 50 other countries.”
The rally will take place in Edinburgh on Saturday
He added: “It means we can tackle global challenges like cyber-crime and climate change together – the only way such problems can be defeated.”
Nicola Sturgeon is adamant the Scottish people want and deserve another independence referendum, but some experts believe a split from the UK would be a disaster.
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Independence would be an economic disaster for Scotland, and would leave the country facing huge tax increases or spending cuts, the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has claimed.
Douglas McWilliams, president of the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), said the Scots could find themselves facing Greek-style austerity measures to try and plug a £19bn black hole if a second referendum resulted in the nation breaking away from the UK.