A Cemetery Vandalized in Varilhes

Country: France

Date of incident: May 9, 2009

During the night from Thursday 7th to Friday 8th, one or several individuals broke in the cemetery of Varilhes and vandalized numerous graves. Flower pots were broken, flower and funeral ornaments thrown in the alleys and graves were unsealed.

“It’s a disaster, I have never seen such a thing,” says Lucienne Franc, a parishioner.

“It’s a shameful act, but it’s not the first tome it happens. In 2006, I had already alerted the officials about vandalism and thefts. But no one ever answered,” complains Alain Roger, a dentist of the village.