Rwandan refugee, 39, faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting arson attack on Nantes cathedral – It survived the French Revolution, the Napoleonic wars, World War I and the Allied bombings of World War II. But it couldn’t survive Diversity.

Jul 26, 2020

A Rwandan refugee could face up to 10 years in prison after admitting setting fire to Nantes cathedral.

The 39-year-old man, who has solely been identified by his first name Emmanuel, worked as a volunteer security guard at the 15th-century Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paint which set alight last week.

Three fires had been started at the site on July 18 and it took 104 firefighters to control the blaze which tore through the building and caused millions of pounds worth of damage.

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