January 23, 2022

the Mont-Valérien memorial degraded by an anti-health pass inscription

This inscription on the French combatant memorial is 50 meters long, police told AFP. It was vandalized overnight from Sunday to Monday.

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The Mont-Valérien, monument to the memory of resistance fighters and French fighters of the Second World War, was vandalized on the night of Sunday 12 to Monday 13 December by an imposing “Anti Pass” inscription, with the two “s” drawn to resemble the acronym “SS”, authorities said. “I am revolted. No cause justifies that we touch this unique place of our national memory. It is unforgivable. We will file a complaint”, declared on Twitter the Minister for Memory and Veterans Affairs, Geneviève Darrieussecq.

This inscription on the memorial of fighting France, inaugurated by General de Gaulle in 1960 in Suresnes (Hauts-de-Seine), is 50 meters long, the police told AFP.

“The prefect condemns with the greatest firmness these unworthy degradations of this place, symbol of resistant and fighting France. The police forces are mobilized to identify and find the perpetrators”, reacted the prefecture of Hauts-de-Seine.