Attempted Arson at Rennes Cathedral
Date of incident: June 12, 2020
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
During the night from the 11th to 12th of June, Rennes firefighters intervened to extinguish an intentionally-set fire in front of a door of the Saint-Pierre cathedral in Rennes. A trash bin, placed just in front of the door located at the back of the building, on Rue Saint-Sauveur, was set on fire. According to the first impressions from the investigation, this was a voluntary act because the bin was brought from an adjacent street and deliberately placed outside the door.
The trash fire was quickly brought under control by the firefighters. There was little damage except on the side door. The judicial police are responsible for the investigation.