VANDALS have targeted the Benissa nativity scene, prompting the outrage of the local council.
The authority said vandals had yanked off some pieces and left holes, also urinating on the installation in the council hall in front of the municipal library.
“The life size nativity is one of the council’s actions aimed at promoting Christmas activities in Benissa”, commented administration spokesman Jorge Ivars.
He expressed his utter lack of comprehension as to why anyone would damage the nativity in this way, and stressed that this behaviour “does not represent the true values of Christmas.”
It was, Ivar said, “an intolerable attack by those who do not believe in our traditions.”
The council said it has not been able to identify who the vandals were and had informed the Local Police of the incident.
Meanwhile, the local authority’s Culture department is working on incorporating new pieces into the nativity scene for next year and on reinforcing security measures to prevent future acts of vandalism.