Municipal Crèche and Christmas Decorations in Saint-Éloy-des-Mines Vandalized

Country: France

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."

Sources: France 3 and La Montagne 
Photo: L'Observatoire de la Christianophobie