Statue of Saint Petronio Defaced by Vandals

Country: Italy

Date of incident: June 26, 2016

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist / Private



The statue, the civil and religious symbol of the city of Bologna, was defaced with "Allah Akbar" painted on the base. The Archdiocese of Bologna condemned the act and police are investigating.

Source: La Repubblica Bologna
Photo credit: Actuall