Repeated Vandalism of Virgin and Child Statue in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île

Country: France

Date of incident: July 27, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private

Unknown perpetrators vandalized the statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus during the night of July 27th for the third time -- this time, decapitating the head of the Christ child. In 2018, vandals beheaded both figures on the statue; and in mid-July, (see link below) the pedestal of the statue was vandalized with graffiti.

The pieces of the statue were collected by the gendarmarie and secured as evidence.

François Lamy, who had restored the statue, lamented "that a surveillance camera has not already been installed to prevent these repeated criminal acts." Read our report about the July 14th incident here.

Source: Ouest France, L'Observatoire, Le Salon Beige (photo)