Church of the Beata Vergine del Soccorso Repeatedly Vandalized
Date of incident: July 16, 2020
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
The portico of the Church of Beata Vergine del Soccorso, known locally as La Rotonda, is often used as a meeting place for young people in the city of Rovigo, despite an ordinance against it. Several times in the weeks before July 16th, mostly young people illegally climbed onto the historic porch and vandalized it, with a least one of them being caught on security cameras using it as a toilet on May 30th. The local police began an investigation.