Easter Procession Disrupted by Threatening Teenagers

Country: France

Date of incident: April 13, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist

On the evening of April 12th, a religious procession in Toulon was interrupted by three teenagers who threatened the priests and nuns in the procession. One of the teenagers threw his backpack at them and all of them shouted “Allah Akbar”, “Long live Daesh” and “You will all blow up” (“Allah Akbar”, “Vive Daech” and “Vous allez tous sauter”). Once police were called the perpetrators fled the scene.

The trio were later arrested and although they were known to the court, officials said that none of appear to have been radicalized. The victims did not wish to lodge a complaint.

Sources: Christianophobie.fr and Var-Matin