Breton Party Calls on Support for Rally in Nantes on April 19 for Reunification of Brittany

Along with other organisations and groups in Brittany Le Parti Breton (The Breton Party) has called for a large show of support for a rally in support of the reunification of Brittany. The rally will take place in Nantes - Naoned. The city of Nantes and the Loire-Atlantique Department in which it is situated were formerly part of the historic nation of Brittany. Loire-Atlantique, although culturally, historically and geographically united to Brittany, was split from the other four departments by the Vichy regime in 1941. 

There is now growing support for reunification and an assembly with powers to work in the best interest of Brittany. This sentiment is particularly strong at this time when the government of France is seen to be hampering Breton economic development. The growing discontent with the status-quo has been fuelled by the deteriorating economic situation in Brittany. This has given rise to political and social unrest as manifested by the rise of Le mouvement des Bonnets rouges. This movement coincides with the Decentralisation Act III to be laid before the French parliament. If implemented in the best interests of Brittany this would allow the strengthening of regional administration within the historic boundaries of the nation of Brittany. This requires the reunification of Loire-Atlantique with the rest of Brittany from which it was split without any consultation and against the wishes of the Breton people in 1941.

The Rally is on 19 April in Nantes at the Place de Bretagne à 15 heures  


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