Alsace: Two Vandalized Churches in Munster

Country: France

Date of incident: May 23, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Anti-Religion or humanism groups



The Catholic and Protestant churches, an ambulance company, the railway station, two banks and a sports complex were vandalized on the night of 22nd to 23rd May in Munster in le Haut-Rhin. Tags such as "Anarchie vaincera" (Anarchy will win) and the number "666" spray-painted in color were found. These damaging acts shocked and dismayed the inhabitants of the peaceful little town nestled in the heart of the Hautes-Vosges mountains. The gendarmerie launched an appeal for witnesses to find the perpetrators.

Sources: Evangeliques and France 3
Photo: Ville de Munster by Michielverbeek / Wikimedia Commons, CC-by-3.0