Church Devastated by Vandalism in Bremen-Lesum

Country: Germany
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Tags: Vandalism (form of hate crime)

October 29, 2017: Unknown perpetrators caused half a million euros in damage when they vandalized the St. Martini Church by filling two organs with construction foam, emptying a fire extinguisher, and pouring red acrylic paint on the floor in front of the altar and baptismal font.

The sexton of the Evangelical church discovered the destruction when he prepared for Sunday worship. Reports indicate that there were no slogans, symbols, or other identifying marks left at the scene. Police began an investigation. 

Source: Weser-Kurier and Bild
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