Cemetery Desecrated in Pondrôme

Country: Belgium

Date of incident: June 18, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



During the afternoon on June 18, 2017, the cemetery of Pondrôme in Belgium was vandalized. Unknown vandals entered the cemetery and desecrated several graves, destroyed crosses, plaques and other memorial items on the burial sites. The reaction of the villagers of Pondrôme was one of anger and incomprehension. The Mayor Marc Lejeune filed a complaint with the police after being informed of the vandalism and said citizens should not be quick to assume the vandals came from the Fedasil refugee accommodation, which is next door to the cemetery.

Sources: Matele.be and L’Observatoire