Welsh language society hold protest at Government offices

Members of Cymdeithas yr Iaith are occupying the Welsh Government offices in Cathays Park Cardiff. It's over recent Census results, which showed a decline in the number of Welsh speakers. The building remains open as usual.

Welsh Government: Building is open despite protest

Members of Cymdeithas yr Iaith are holding a protest at the Welsh Government offices in Cathays Park Cardiff.

It's over recent Census results, which showed a decline in the number of Welsh speakers.

The Welsh Government say the building remains open to staff and visitors as usual.

Cymdeithas are holding a peaceful protest at one of the entrances at the Welsh Government offices in Cardiff. The main reception remains open as usual to all staff and visitors.

– Welsh Government statement

Welsh language society occupy Government offices

Members of the Welsh language society are occupying the Welsh Government offices in Cathays Park Credit: Cymdeithas yr Iaith

Members of Cymdeithas yr Iaith are occupying the Welsh Government offices in Cathays Park Cardiff.

They say that the First Minister’s lack of action following the Census results, which showed a decline in the number of Welsh speakers, is creating a ‘political crisis’.

The protest is part of a general Cymdeithas campaign to put pressure on the Labour Government to act urgently in light of crisis facing the Welsh language.

Cymdeithas yr Iaith members are calling on the Government to adopt six basic policy changes, such as Welsh-medium education for all, fair funding for the language, and a new planning system for the benefit of our communities.

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