160th anniversary of the abolition of slavery, Walk With Us

On the occasion of 160th anniversary of the abolition of slavery, the Association Relais de Gorée organised a walk from Bordeaux to Nantes via La Rochelle, entitled "Marchez Avec Nous” (Walk with us). This journey through a total of 23 towns linked to the slave trade was to be held from the 28th of April to the 19th of May 2008.

However, without a passing permission from some mayors of these municipalities, the prefectures in charge of public security could not deliver the necessary traffic orders to put the police and gendarmerie into action. Therefore, the project was finally abandoned.

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Start date: 
2008CE Apr 28th
Outcome: 
Without a passing authorization from some mayors, the project was finally cancelled