Statue of Sainte-Barbe Smashed

Country: France

Date of incident: April 17, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private

A statue of the patron saint of miners and firefighters was removed from its glass case in a square in front of a church in the small town of Belle-Roche (Cocheren) and smashed to the ground by unknown vandals.

Police opened an investigation after the mayor filed a complaint.

Sources: Radio Melodie, Republicain-Lorrain, and Facebook page of Les Carnets de Moselle-EST
Photo: Facebook page of Les Carnets de Moselle-EST