Statue of the Virgin Mary Vandalized in Noyelles-lès-Seclin

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

October 28, 2017: The statue of Notre-Dame-de-Fatima was splashed with used oil during the night of October 27th to 28th. Adolescents confessed to the incident.

The news was published by the City Hall of Noyelles-lès-Seclin on Facebook. It was later announced that adolescents from the village admitted committing the act and offered to clean the statue.

Sources: L'Observatoire, La Voix du Nord, and Noyelles-lès-Seclin Facebook page (photo)