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Simone Veil: stele in her honor vandalized

A stele erected in honor of Simone Veil, figure of French and European political life and survivor of the Nazi camps, was covered with swastikas in western France, said the gendarmerie on Wednesday . “This morning, we discovered that the stele of Mrs. Simone Veil was covered with tags with swastikas,” said the gendarmerie of the Côtes-d’Armor department in Brittany. The stele is in Perros-Guirec.
On the night of Sunday 8 to Monday 9 August 2021, the stele in honor of Simone Veil, located in Perros-Guirec in Brittany, was vandalized. A complaint was filed by the mayor of the town. “It is scandalous and incomprehensible.” The mayor of Perros-Guirec, in Brittany, Erven Léon, still cannot get over having witnessed such a scene. For the second time in a week, the stele in homage to Simone Veil, installed on the forecourt of the town hall, was vandalized on the night of Sunday 8 to Monday 9 August 2021. In order to restore all its splendor to the monument , the municipal services had to intervene. However, cleaning was not easy since the authors of the damage had a heavy hand. They threw mayonnaise, mustard, semolina and excrement on the stele. Facts which angered the mayor of the town who therefore decided to file a complaint, as reported by Le Télégramme. “Similar facts have already occurred on the night of Sunday to Monday, last week. At the time, we said to ourselves that it was an alcoholic person who had relieved himself but the repetition, a week later, day for day, directs us towards a voluntary act “, lamented the city councilor in the columns of the regional daily. “The facts take place at night. This is the second time in a week that we have seen such unspeakable gestures and this lack of respect for the memory of this great lady,” said Vincent Claveau, director general of services. from the city. An investigation has been opened to shed light on this degradation. While the investigation is being carried out by the gendarmes, for the time being they believe that it could be a gesture of recklessness, rather than malice. “At this stage of the investigation, there is nothing to point towards an anti-Semitic act,” they said. But the investigation will have to shed light on this act deemed unacceptable which affects Simone Veil.

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