Gallia Watch: Arsonists destroy historic church

The night of April 16-17 was catastrophic in the town of Saint-Martin-le-Beau, near Tours. La Nouvelle République posted this article on April 18:

“We don’t understand, in a village like this”… Shock and sadness were reflected on the faces of passers-by and in the remarks heard yesterday morning in the town square. They had before their eyes a scene of desolation, punctuated only by the spinning lights, the movements of the firemen, the fire hoses coiling on the street and a barrier that held them at a distance. The roof of the church had been consumed and pieces of half-charred wood were falling with a crash in the nave…

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  • The Goat

    It’s just more vibrant now.

    • Yea, that church needed some diversity.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      You sound like Gordon Ramsay.

  • Seneca III

    Welcome to multiculturism. “To Arms!” message amis.

    • Seneca III

      Bloody iPad. Keeps putting its own spelling in place of mine. It’s going in the bin, I really have had enough of it. Back to the desktop, at least that does what I tell it to!

      • Minicapt

        “Settings” > “General” > “Keyboard” > “Auto-Correction” > OFF


        • Seneca III


  • canminuteman

    Islamists or leftists? Old churches are an easy target for arson. I can see this happening a lot in the future.

    • Frau Katze

      According to the linked post, the police don’t know who did but fires were set at several spots in the church, so it was definitely deliberate.