Brittany: Tomb of Abbot Perrot Tagged
Date of incident: March 31, 2018
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Political / Private
The tomb of Abbot Jean-Marie Perrot, founder of the Breton Catholic movement Bleun-Brug who was murdered by communists in 1943, was toppled and then sprayed with "anti-fascist" graffiti. The incidents coincided with the annual Easter Monday commemoration of the Abbot's death.
The incident took place in two stages: first on Saturday 31st the cross of the tomb of Fr. Perrot’s was toppled and then on Easter Sunday, it was tagged with graffiti. Each year on Easter Monday Unvaniezh Koat Keo organizes celebrations to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Abbot Perrot (December 12, 1943) and the bloody Irish Easter of 1916.
Locals reacted with anger and dismay: "How could one dare to attack the tomb of a priest?" and "This is clearly a provocation."
Two complaints on behalf of the parish and the owners of the abbey were submitted to the Carhaix gendarmerie.