Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg campaigners call for continued action in support of the Welsh language

Two members of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (Welsh Language Society) were both fined £90 at Aberystwyth Magistrates Court on Friday 1 August. Robin Farrar and Bethan Williams, chair and former chair of the movement were involved in the painting of slogans, including “Addysg Gymraeg i Bawb” (Welsh-medium education for all) at the offices of the Government of Wales in Aberystwyth in May this year. They made it clear that they would not pay the fine and that further non-violent actions would continue.

The campaigners point to some success in getting their demands heard. They are calling for action by the Welsh government to promote and protect the language. This includes the implementation of policies in education, planning and economic development that will maintain and develop the Welsh language throughout Wales.


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