Activists Attack Church in Lérida

Country: Spain

Date of incident: March 7, 2016

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private

The youth organization Arran has taken responsibility for a graffiti attack against a church in the Catalonia region. The wall outside the church was painted lilac and the words "Contra los ataques de la Iglesia. Juntos somos más fuertes" ("Against the attacks of the the Church. Together we are stronger.")

On its Twitter page, Arran Lleida posted a photo of the damage and accused the Catholic Church of being one of the main culprits of patriarchal violence. The group justified its attack as part of the "feminist struggle" and encouraged other acts of civil disobedience.  Photo: Arran Lleida Twitter page Source: La Gaceta