Mountain Guide Destroys Mountain Top Crosses

Country: Switzerland

Date of incident: October 28, 2010

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



The Swiss mountain guide Patrick Bussard vandalized and destroyed three crosses on tops of mountains in 2010 after he had conducted a petition against religious symbols in public. He faced a fine for property damage and violating freedom of religion in January 2012.

Sources: http://www.laliberte.ch/regions/le-scieur-de-croix-passera-devant-le-juge-de-police http://www.kath.net/detail.php?id=34811