October 5, 2022

Damage to a church cross in the village Presil

Causing national, racial or religious hate, discord or intolerance
Incident due to ethnical belonging, citizenship or language

What happened: The night of 15 August 2022 a cross in the church “St. Gjorgjija” in the village Presil was damaged. The damage was reported immediately in SIA Bitola, police officers carried out an investigation and took measures to solve the case.

Brief description of the incident with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is religion and religious affiliation, with the bias indicators being:

  1. Target location – religious object
  2. Pattern of previous incidents

    Impact on the victims and the community: These types of incidents call into question the general safety in the country.

Location Name
Church “St.Gjorgjija” in village Presil, Bitola

Number of victims
Number of Perpetrators
Status of the case
No information
Type of incident?
Destruction of property Destruction of symbols
Incident location
Religious building
Damage to a church cross in the village Presil image