Ourense Nativity Scene Vandalized Three Times Leading up to Christmas
Date of incident: December 24, 2019
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
A nativity scene in the city of Ourense was damaged on the morning of December 20th, the Christ child figure was stolen and arms broken on December 23rd, and after being recovered and installed again on December 24th, the figure was stolen again on Christmas Day.
The city's nativity scene drew controversy and as criticized as "shabby" and "creepy" due to the appearance of the figures. The mayor of Orense responded by saying "You may like it or not like it, but what is intolerable is that whoever does not like it is dedicated to using force."