Commemoration of the Roc'h Trédudon Incident

On the night of 13/14 February 1974 the TV transmitter on Roc'h Trédudon in Plounéour-Ménez was destroyed. At the time this action was claimed by the Liberation Front of Brittany (FLB), one of a number of groups who were campaigning for greater autonomy or the independence of Brittany from France.  On Sunday June 8th 2014 about 600 people commemorated the event by walking from the square of Plounéour-Ménez to Roc'h Trédudon. At the same time they sought to draw attention to the need to protect and promote the Breton Language as well as call for the creation of a Breton language television channel.

All of this comes at a time when the French government have failed to respond to the demand of the Breton people for the reunification of Brittany. Nantes and the Loire-Atlantique were separated from the rest of Brittany by the Vichy regime in 1941. Ever since that time France has pursued aggressive assimilationist policies, with political persecution with the objective of deliberately destroying the Breton language. There is a growing campaign in Brittany to protect the historic borders and culture of the Breton nation. It is very clear that reunification would provide the perfect opportunity for sustained economic development in Brittany. It is also becoming abundantly clear that a cohesive successful Brittany is not what those in power in France want. The fight goes on!


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