Increase in Vandalism Against Churches in Northern Ireland

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: September 16, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Political / Private



In the last three years, there have been more than 400 attacks recorded against churches. In the last five years it sums up to 600 attacks in Northern Ireland. Most of the attacks happened in Belfast. Most of the incidents are attacks with paint bombs and graffitis, but also various forms of vandalism, arson attacks and general damage to church property are recorded.

Sources: BCC, Belfast Telegraph, Belfast Live, The Irish NewsGlenavy Parish Facebook Page 

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