Municipal Crèche and Christmas Decorations in Saint-Éloy-des-Mines Vandalized
Date of incident: December 18, 2019
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
During the night from the 17th to 18th of December, the crèche installed on Place Charles-de-Gaulle and Christmas decorations at the town hall were destroyed. The heads of the life-sized figures representing Mary, Joseph and two wise men were cut off, and arms torn off. Garlands and fir trees in front of the town hall were damaged or stolen. “We are still in a Judeo-Christian country," said the mayor, "we can believe it or not, it remains deplorable to attack a crèche and decorations. We do that for the children... they were shocked this morning seeing all this damage."