French Police Searching for Vandals Behind anti-Semitic Graffiti in Toulouse

Interior Ministry condemns attacks, which also targeted the LGBT community in the city.

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French authorities said they are trying to identify and apprehend those responsible for a recent spate of anti-Semitic and anti-gay graffiti messages that have appeared on buildings in the southern city of Toulouse.

The Interior Ministry said the buildings targeted by the graffiti attacks included a center for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals, as well as a left-wing party's campaign office, a cemetery and a university.

The Interior Ministry condemned the attacks, which it said "revolt us all and injure all Toulousains."

Nearly two years ago, a gunman's attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse killed a rabbi, his two sons and a girl.

A JCDecaux employee cleans graffiti from an advertising display in Paris, France, on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.Credit: Bloomberg