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Minister Nicola Sturgeon kicked off the campaign to get a second UK separation referendum.
The Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) and the Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Saturday kicked off the campaign to get London to negotiate a second U.K. separation referendum in 2020, an announcement which was made along with thousands of people gathered in downtown Glasgow.
"we are gathered here for one simple purpose. And that purpose is to demand the right to choose a better future for our country. We are gathered here to demand the right to choose an independent future for Scotland," Minister Sturgeon announced.
"An independent Scotland is at hand," she streessed, adding that the December 12 general election is "the most important, probably in all of our lifetimes."
Clothed by Scottish and European Union flags, the pro-independence leader invited the people to "massively vote to escape the Brexit chaos, misery and division and put the future of Scotland in the hands of the Scots," she said.
After the upcoming U.K. general elections, Sturgeon will formally ask the next British prime minister for the necessary authorization to hold a new referendum.