Pork deposited in front of synagogues in Switzerland

In a series of antisemitic incidents in French-speaking Switzerland, a pack of bacon was deposited in front of the synagogue of Lausanne, and pork was thrown towards the building in Geneva.
The inter-municipal coordination office against antisemitism and defamation (CICAD), denounced the incident. The incident in Lausanne took place on January 30th when the synagogue was close, said CICAD general secretary Johanne Gurfinkiel. According to the CICAD, a woman was author of this action.
Four days later,  another woman attempted to smear the doors of the synagogue of the Liberal Jewish Congregation of Geneva with pieces pork before throwing them in the direction of the building. The CICAD filed criminal charges.
“Acts of this kind are an insult to every Jew and have a highly symbolic dimension if they are committed in a synagogue”, CICAD declared. “The aim of using pork for such attacks is to mock and humiliate Jews, since they consider the pig to be an unclean animal.”


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