Cemetery Vandalized in Indre-et-Loire

Country: France

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.

Sources: La Nouvelle République and La Nouvelle République

Photo: L'Observatoire de la Christianophobie