Molotov cocktail Thrown at Church in Muri-Gümligen

Country: Switzerland

Date of incident: April 5, 2022

The Reformed Church in Muri-Gümligen was attacked with a Molotov cocktail on the night of April 6th. No one was injured but the property damage was high. The intent of the attack is somewhat unclear but since the church was lit up with blue and yellow lights, an anti-Ukraine motive was suggested. Whatever the case, a religious sight that is sacred to many was subjected to a hateful act.

Co-president of the church, Katrin Hubschmid, wrote in a statement: “The times are very difficult at the moment. We see a war live in the media, with the destruction, the fires, the charred ruins - with the dead in the attacked country. Yet it is not real to us here in our peaceful community. All the greater the lack of understanding for this act in Muri!."

The church had to be closed for several days because of the incident. 


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