Crucifixes Targeted at Cemetery in Montpellier

Country: France

Date of incident: May 29, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



During the night of May 29th to 30th, twelve graves were vandalized in the cemetery Celleneuve in Montpellier (Hérault department). The perpetrators appeared to have specifically targeted crucifixes. The police closed the cemetery on the Ascension holiday to conduct an investigation. Titina Dasylva, deputy mayor in charge of security, expressed her outrage about the incident on Twitter.

Sources: 20 Minutes, Christianophobie, Twitter page of Titina Dasylva (photo)