Thirty-two Graves Desecrated at the Batignolles Cemetery in Paris

Country: France

Date of incident: March 20, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Between 16 and 20 March, 2017 during the night, 32 graves - mostly Christian - were excavated and searched. Officials presume the perpetrators were looking for valuables. A thorough inspection of the cemetery of 15,000 graves, on about ten hectares, was carried out. Surveillance of the premises was strengthened.

Source: Le Figero