Cemetery Vandalized in Indre-et-Loire
Date of incident: May 19, 2018
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Between thirty and forty graves in the cemetery of La Riche were vandalized early in the evening of May 19th. Damage included smashed crucifixes. The mayor of La Riche called the act "pure vandalism," as no tags or other signs were left by the perpetrators. Families visiting the cemetery on the Pentecost weekend were distressed upon learning of the damage to their loved ones' graves. The city announced its intention to file a complaint, and urged affected families to do the same.
Photo: L'Observatoire de la Christianophobie