40 graves vandalised at cemetery in Fresselines

Country: France

Date of incident: February 29, 2024

On February 29, a resident of Fresselines, on his way to the family crypt, discovered the unprecedented vandalism in the Creuse cemetery. Unknown perpetrators had desecrated around 40 graves: between some graves plates had been moved or broken, pots had been thrown to the ground. Some slabs had also been unscrewed and piled up on the ground. Stelae and plaques had been broken or moved.

"In a small village like this, it's shocking to see that [a cemetery] has been destroyed indiscriminately. It's traumatic," laments Chantal Colas, deputy mayor of Fresselines. 

Sources: La Montagne, france3

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