In Vendée, a statue bearing the effigy of Simone Veil vandalized | EUROtoday

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Lhe residents of La Roche-sur-Yon had a nasty shock after they wakened this Friday morning. A statue of Simone Veil, situated in an eponymous sq., was vandalized, in response to info from West France.

Baby dolls coated in pretend blood had been positioned across the work, on which a poster “ the Constitution is killing our children” was posted. Red powder was additionally poured into the close by fountain.

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In the morning, brokers from the city cleanliness companies had been already cleansing up the ransacked areas. Other related posters had been discovered on the partitions of a downtown boulevard.

“Our world still needs to learn to live together”

The Horizons mayor (the motion of Édouard Philippe) of the commune, Luc Bouard, reacted instantly. ” It's a shame. Our world still needs to learn to live together. The extremes think they can do anything. Under the pretext of not agreeing, they destroy,” declared the elected official. A complaint must be filed by the municipality this afternoon.

The date of the incident raises questions, since this Friday March 8 marks International Women's Rights Day. 400 kilometers from La Roche-sur-Yon, Emmanuel Macron chaired a ceremony to seal the entry of abortion into the Constitution, ratified Monday March 4 by parliamentarians meeting in Congress in Versailles.

READ ALSO IVG within the Constitution: what does the sealing ceremony encompass? This statue of Simone Veil, who launched the legislation on the legalization of abortion in 1974, had already been vandalized in 2019 shortly after its set up.