Tear gas attack during evangelical church service

Country: France

Date of incident: June 30, 2024

On Sunday, June 30, a disturbing event shook took place during a church service in Dijon. During the Seventh-Day Adventist Sunday service, which assembled about a hundred faithful at around 11:00 a.m., an unidentified individual entered the building and sprayed the assembly with tear gas. This unexpected attack caused panic and dismay among the participants, nine of whom were injured.

Emergency services arrived quickly to treat the victims and secure the area. An investigation was immediately opened by local authorities. 

The incident sparked a strong reaction from the National Council of Evangelicals of France (CNEF). The organization expressed its solidarity with the affected community, stressing the importance of freedom of worship and strongly condemning any form of violence directed against places of worship and worshipers.

Furthermore, the event raises questions about the security of places of worship and the need to promote religious tolerance.

Source: www.bienpublic.com ; euro.dayfr.com

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