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In the land of Vieilles Charrues, a live performance in opposition to the acute proper which masks the reluctance of the Breton cultural world to become involved

This is a help live performance for Mélanie Thomin, socialist candidate for re-election within the sixthe constituency of Finistère, is proud. This Thursday night, Miossec, Erik Marchand, Annie Ebrel and different artists from the Breton scene will carry out in Huelgoat (Finistère), in opposition to the acute proper and in help of the native consultant of the New Popular Front who got here out on high within the first spherical with 37.88% of the vote. On Sunday, she is going to face Patrick Le Fur (RN) who satisfied 30.21% of voters.

This live performance is stunning due to its distinctive nature in Brittany, a area traditionally probably the most proof against the acute proper and the place the cultural providing is dense. “The Republican Front is not reacting as we had hoped in civil society. We are far from the reaction of 2002. It is disturbing.”acknowledges Mélanie Thomin. The latter should notably do with out the help of the 2 cultural behemoths of the constituency: the Festival du bout du monde and the Vieilles Charrues. The first was content material to encourage voting on social networks by recalling the values ​​of the occasion: “kindness, tolerance, solidarity and inclusiveness”.

The group of Vieilles Charrues, a rendezvous with 280,000 paying entries typically promoted as an envoy of Breton conviviality, relayed in a nook of its social networks a platform, signed with different cultural actors, on the risks of the acute proper for tradition. “The message of this letter seems sufficiently clear to us. It must be remembered that our festival is apolitical by default.”reacts Jérôme Tréhorel, director of the occasion.

Mélanie Thomin, who beat the previous president of the National Assembly, Richard Ferrand, in 2022, notes: “In this express campaign, I mobilize individuals more easily than mayors or association leaders who fear engaging their community or their structure mobilizing thousands of people. For the moment, the resisters of the current period are left-wing activists, determined to block the extreme right.”

Benjamin Keltz (Rennes, correspondent)

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