Nicola Sturgeon insists Scotland’s future ‘must be in our own hands’
Thousands of independence supporters have heard Nicola Sturgeon call for “Scotland’s future to be put into Scotland’s hands”.
The first minister told a major rally in Glasgow the time would come to break away from the “chaos of Westminster” in a second independence poll next year.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said a new Scottish independence referendum was not “desirable or necessary”.
The Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats also oppose a further vote.
Ms Sturgeon was one of a number of SNP politicians and independence campaigners to speak at the #indyref2020 rally in George Square.
It was the first time she had spoken at an independence rally since 2014.
The event prompted a counter demonstration by dozens of unionist supporters who waved flags and blew whistles as supporters of Scottish independence gathered.