In pictures: London stands united for Scotland

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Tuesday 16 September 2014 09:50
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Thousands of pro-union supporters, including a collection of well-known faces, joined in Trafalgar Square last night as part of the 'Let's Stay Together' campaign to back the 'No' vote in Scotland's independence referendum.

Imploring the people of Scotland to vote against independence, the baying throngs came equipped with cardboard placards, face paint, and one even turned up in what appeared to be a red velvet suit.

Organised by TV historian Dan Snow and the 'Let's Stay Together' campaign, the rally - located over 300 miles from the Scottish border - featured speeches by celebrities including Eddie Izzard, Bob Geldof and Al Murray...

There were lots of speeches

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I'd just like to tell everybody in Scotland we're all f###ing fed up with Westminster and it's even more frustrating for us because we don't even get to do the argument that you've begun.

This argument needs to be had among us all, you can't selfishly resolve it amongst yourselves by taking an easy opt-out clause.

  • Bob Geldof, Irish musician

And placards

We've come here to London to the heart of our city, not to tell the Scottish people how to vote. We have no business marching round a Scottish city and telling them how to vote.

We do what Brits have always done, we gather in Trafalgar square. When we celebrate, we commiserate, we memorialise as a nation, this is where we do it.

What we want to do is for the rest of the United Kingdom to gather together and say please, when you are voting, remember one thing. We want you to stay.

  • Dan Snow, speaking to the Guardian

Lots of face paint

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Look, even selfies are better together

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Some nice flags over there

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A Union Jack tie

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This is how much Scotland means to us

Even Nick Clegg turned up...

We thought it was important for in Scotland to know what people outside feel about independence.

It just seems to sad, and I say this to the people of Scotland, to break up our family and build a border.

It's Scotland's choice. We cannot say anything to you other than that we do care. You are part of the United Kingdom family and we'd love you to stay.

  • Eddie Izzard

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