Crucifixes Targeted at Cemetery in Montpellier
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.