Cemetery of Saint-Lys Desecrated

Country: France

Date of incident: June 30, 2011

The cemetery of La Moutonne of Saint-Lys in the department of Haute-Garonne has been vandalized in the night from Thursday to Friday, June 30th, 2011. Memorial plaques were lying on the ground, damaged. A bench of the cemetery had been split into pieces, urn compartments had been opened and no less than twenty graves had received stroke of large stones flung against them, thus breaking plaques, ceramics and flower pots.

The act of desecration was discovered at 6:00 am when the Technical Services came in for the maintenance. Given the extent of deliberate damage, municipal officials have alerted the police. According to preliminary investigation, individuals had fun shooting large stones at the graves and smashing plaques against the wall of the cemetery. Source: http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2011/07/02/1120227-saint-lys-vingt-tombes-saccagees-au-cimetiere-de-la-moutonne.html