Someone attacked the final resting place of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig, breaking the stained-glass windows in the church. Nothing in this article indicates that there was any cultural enrichment involved in the commission of the crime.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this piece from DLF (German public radio):
Leipzig destroyed: 25 panes of St. Thomas Church and St. Thomas House
January 1, 2020
In Leipzig’s St. Thomas Church and in the neighbouring St. Thomas House, 25 panes were destroyed on New Year’s Eve.
Among them were windows with historic stained glass. Nobody was injured; the police are investigating damage to property. The motives for the crime are still unclear, as is the amount of damage. According to the priest Britta Taddiken, stones thrown through the church windows from the outside broke through two glass fronts, one behind the other. According to Taddiken, the damaged stained glass windows above the west portal date from the 19th century, the Art Nouveau windows of the Thomashaus from the beginning of the 20th century.
The composer Johann Sebastian Bach is buried in the famous Thomaskirche. The church is also home to the world-famous St. Thomas Boys’ Choir.