Keyword: Christian Troadec

The small-town mayor leading the Breton revolt against the French green tax

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Christian Troadec, maire de Carhaix. © Rachida El Azzouzi Christian Troadec, maire de Carhaix. © Rachida El Azzouzi

Despite government promises of millions of euros in aid and a new 'pact for the future' for the region, the people of Brittany continue to protest against job cuts and the planned eco-tax – even though ministers have 'suspended' it. One of the leaders of this rebellion is a local mayor called Christian Troadec. Mediapart's Rachida El Azzouzi profiles this straight-talking left-wing leader, then interviews him to find out what is behind this upswell of regional anger and why the movement has chosen to adopt as a symbol the red hats worn by Breton demonstrators who protested against a tax imposed by King Louis XIV back in 1675...

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