December 24, 2019

Antisemitic and homophobic tags discovered in Bas-Rhin

Source: france3

Bas-Rhin - In Ingolsheim, Bremmelbach and Riedseltz, the tags targeted residential homes on the main streets. Apparently, they were chosen at random, because they were neither those of elected officials, nor of those of the Jewish faith. In Wissembourg, the inscriptions with the rambling message and the approximate spelling targeted the station, the old Mr. Bricolage and a building of Opus 67. The tags were probably made during the night of Monday to Tuesday, a passerby of Riedseltz having seen them from 5 a.m.

In Ingolsheim, it was the neighbors opposite who discovered the inscriptions when they stood up and gave the alert. Richard Frey, the mayor, has no words to describe this "distressing and shameful act. Christmas Day in addition … My first reflex was to go check that the cemetery was not affected. The mayors of these communes condemn these acts: "They are people who have no courage, and nothing in their heads," exclaims Christian Gliech, the mayor of Wissembourg. "Human stupidity is expressed, they are stupid people but they can be dangerous. It is our role as elected officials, as responsible adults, to fight
them, "insists the mayor of Riedseltz, René Richert.

This Tuesday morning, the gendarmes of the company of Wissembourg carried out observations on the places of degradations. The research section of the Strasbourg gendarmerie intervenes in support of local units. At this stage, the investigators did not make any arrests.

The sector had already been affected: "We
already had tags on the town hall," recalls Dominique Demange, the mayor of Bremmelbach. Other tags were discovered on the town hall of Dieffenbach-lès-Woerth last May, that of Forstheim in October, after those on the former house of the mayor of Wissembourg in Altenstadt in January.

But unlike these inscriptions which conveyed a clear, openly antisemitic and xenophobic message, the tags of the night from Monday to Tuesday take on a more confused ideological character. This suggests that they could have originated from other authors.