(BREITBART) – Administrators in La Rochelle, France, have placed signs explaining the city’s links to the slave trade on several streets, with the mayor claiming the signs are simply educational.
The new signs were posted in seven streets of La Rochelle on Monday. They are the first of their kind and detail the historical events linked to the slave trade era in the city.
The Rue de l’Armide is one of the streets with a new plaque, and it refers to Pierre Gabriel Admyrauld, an 18th-century slave trader. It notes that the street is named after his ship, the Armide, which derived its name from a poem by the 16th-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso, BFMTV reports.
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