I am indebted to Andre Jacob for sending me these photos of a demonstration that took place in Kemper (/Quimper), south west Brittany, last Saturday. The demonstration, that attracted 20 – 30,000 people, was over contemporary issues but invoked an earlier period of Breton history with protesters wearing red bonnets. More information on the 17th century revolt can be found here, and a news report of the rally in the English language Lebanon Daily Star. In The Australian it was even described as a “rebellion”! More information can also be found at the Breton Connection.
While this event got global coverage there was nothing in the media this side of the Channel. Odd, really, considering how the English enjoy embarrassing the French. Must have been some other consideration at work.
The photographs were taken by, and therefore belong to, Pierre Morvan (UDB).