Statue of Saint Beheaded in Neusiedl am See

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

July 27, 2017: Unknown perpetrators broke off and stole the head from a 300-year-old statue of Saint Rosalia in the middle of the main square of the town in Burgenland. Police initiated an investigation after local residents discovered the vandalism on July 27, 2017.

City officials are preparing a cost estimate for the damage and have indicated their dismay and disappointment that someone would commit such an act.

Sources: Kurier and BVZ