Christian Cemetery Vandalised

Country: France

Date of incident: May 14, 2010

Acts of vandalism in cemetery target Christian graves in particular.

A Christian cemetery in Avesnelles, France, has been desecrated. The perpetrator(s) damaged and stole various headstones and memorials.  Some headstones bearing the image of Christ seem to have been specifically targeted and were placed at the foot of the cross that stands at the center of the cemetery, while others were broken into pieces and shaped into a crucifix. The mayor of Avesnelles, Jean-Claude Breucq promised retribution against anyone who commits acts of vandalism in the town.