Language group's Merthyr protest

Campaigners from Cymdeithas Yr Iaith are holding a protest in Merthyr Tydfil, saying the Welsh language is facing a 'crisis.'

According to the Census, there were 20,000 fewer Welsh speakers in Wales than a decade ago. The group says neither Merthyr's council nor the Welsh Government are 'matching the commitment of local people' to the Welsh language.

As a group we don't claim to have all the answers, so we will be encouraging communities and individuals to add to these ideas.

Without a doubt, there needs to be a series of clear and bold policies from the Welsh Government in every field, but especially education, planning, housing and the workplace to reverse the decline.

We recognise the seriousness of the situation, so we are opening up our ideas for a discussion and hope to engage people across the country.

– Toni Schiavone, Cymdeithas Yr Iaith

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Welsh language protest

Campaigners who say the Welsh language is facing a 'crisis' will hold a protest in Merthyr Tydfil today. Members of Cymdeithas Yr Iaith claim that the commitment of local people to the Welsh language is not being matched by the Welsh Government.