INDEPENDENCE campaigners marched through the streets of Scotland’s biggest city to deliver a message of “resign now” to Boris Johnson.

The protest yesterday saw marchers with placards saying “Boris partied while people died” and heard chants of “Tories out” as those in attendance made their way from George Square to Glasgow Green.

The demonstration was organised by All Under One Banner (AUOB), which described it as an emergency rally in response to UK Government scandals and the “stench of Tory corruption and sleaze”.

Campaigners said they wanted to see Johnson go, but that nothing would change for Scotland without independence.

One marcher, known as Indy Kevie, said: “We’re talking about getting rid of Boris, but he’s the biggest recruiter for our movement so it’s a double-edged sword.

“But it doesn’t make any difference – no matter who comes behind him, it’s the same gang setting the same rules. It’s just one person changing in the top seat.”

Another marcher, Joan Lockhart, from Airdrie, also said it did not matter who replaced Johnson.

“We simply have to have independence, take charge of our own affairs, take control of our country in a holistic way,” she said.

“We have to take care of our people, our land, our communities. We can’t do that without independence.”

AUOB said around 1000 people attended the demonstration, adding it was a “great turnout considering the short notice, the early start time and [that] mass gatherings are only just permitted.”

Speakers at the rally at Glasgow Green included SNP MP Stephen Flynn, who branded the Prime Minister a “charlatan”.

He said: “This is a man who partied … whilst people across Scotland and across the UK were dying. Boris Johnson needs to go and he needs to go now.”

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Flynn (above) added that issues in Scotland with the UK Government “don’t start and they don’t stop with Boris Johnson”.

“Let’s be done with Westminster and let’s be done with their union,” he added.

Alba Party MP Neale Hanvey also addressed the rally, saying the resignation of Johnson would not change the damage being done to Scotland by the Tory Government.

He added: “It is the face that changes and it risks ushering in a more presentable, more palatable face such as Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss. That is dangerous to our people and dangerous to our cause.”

Hanvey called on the Scottish Government to call a constitutional convention “to chart our path to independence”.