Incident: Basilica Heart of Mary, desecrated

General Information
Title: Basilica Heart of Mary, desecrated
Country: Chile
State/Province: Antofagasta
City: Antofagasta
Other Address:
Date of Incident: 2019-12-19
Security Level: Public
The Basilica Heart of Mary was attacked for a group of vandals. They broke the windows, climbed to the roof and entered the temple through a side door. They immediately dirtied the main altar, destroyed and removed some benches, furniture, images of saints and religious clothing, in addition to setting fire and barricades in the streets around the temple.
Nature of Incidents
Killings: 0
(Attempts) to destroy, vandalize or desecrate places of worship or religious buildings: 1
Closed places of worship or religious buildings: 0
Arrests/detentions: 0
Sentences: 0
Abductions: 0
Sexual assaults/harassment: 0
Forced marriages: 0
Other forms of attack (physical or mental abuse) 0
Attacked houses/property of faith adherents: 0
Attacked shops, businesses or institutions of faith adherents: 0
Forced to leave home: 0
Forced to leave country: 0
Non-physical violence : 0
Responsible Actor Category
Responsible Actor Name: Mobs
Responsible actor category: Normal citizens
Religion of Victim(s)
Religion of victim(s): Christian (not specified)
Additional Information
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Web Sources
Name: Two new churches, desecration targets in Chile