40 Christian tombs desecrated at cemetery in eastern France

Two women examine vandalized tombs at the Sainte Marie cemetery in Le Havre, western France, Monday April 23, 2007 (AP)

Around 40 Christian tombs were desecrated in a cemetery in eastern France on Monday, with headstones uprooted or broken, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Police discovered the damage in a cemetery in the town of Labry, the statement said. The ministry said it was the fifth time a cemetery has been desecrated in the area this year.

"These unacceptable acts require a firm response," the ministry statement said, adding that an investigation was underway to find out who was responsible.

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