The mayor of the city, who speaks of a “call to hatred”, filed a complaint after the discovery on June 26 of a swastika and a male drawn on one of the four crosswalks in rainbow colors. rainbow recently inaugurated in Besançon.
Tags representing a swastika and a male sex were discovered on June 26 on a pedestrian crossing in LGBT colors in Besançon, the city said on its Twitter account, which specifies that the EELV mayor, Anne Vignot, filed a complaint on same day.
The rainbow, symbol #LGBTQI +, rue Mégevand, was vandalized with a swastika. Two words: Shameful and disgusting. A complaint was lodged by @Anne_Vignot on behalf of the City of # Besancon. Support for those who are still victims of discrimination and violence. pic.twitter.com/RrNIw8UToc
– City of Besançon (@villedebesancon) June 26, 2021
The drawings would have been affixed on the night of June 25 to 26, on the eve of the Pride March. An investigation is underway and the surveillance cameras will be used, adds France Bleu. The degraded pedestrian crossing is one of four in the city of Doubiste to have been adorned with the colors of the LGBT rainbow, an ephemeral device set up on June 21 to fight “against discrimination against LGBTQI + people ”.
Everything will be done to apprehend the perpetrators
The ecologist, leaving the police station where she lodged a complaint, spoke to our colleagues of the regional press a “gesture of extreme violence”. “It’s criminal, it’s a call to hatred, we can’t let that go,” she continued, recalling “the deportation of several thousand homosexuals” under Nazi Germany.
“Everything will be done to apprehend the authors who painted a swastika, symbol of Nazism and intolerance, in the heart of Besançon”, concluded the mayor. France Bleu adds that a swastika had already been discovered in the same district, engraved on a road sign “a few days ago”.