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Vandalism On the night of February 14-15, 2015 (the day of the Meeting of the Lord according to the Orthodox calendar), unknown intruders entered the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas in the city of Karlovac and desecrated it.

In 2013 monitoring recorded four cases of xenophobic vandalism. Three were of anti-Serb character, and 1 was Islamophobic.

On January 2nd a Serbian cemetery was desecrated in Knin.

On September 2nd hundreds of demonstrators in Vukovar willfully dismantled signs written in Serbian from a number of government buildings chanting anti-Serb slogans.

On September 4th protesters against the use of Serbian Cyrillic script in Dubrovnik wrote offensive slogans on an Orthodox Church of the XIX century.

pOn May 27th a group o people stoned an Islamic center in the third largest city in Croatia - Rijeka.

In mid-April, 2014, unknown vandals desecrated a 16th century Jewish cemetery in Split, destroying about a dozen tombstones and opening several graves.

In May 2019, during the European Parliament election campaign, posters displayed by the Serbian minority party in Croatia were defaced with hate messages in several cities. Political advertising of the Serbian party in Croatia was repeatedly distorted with symbols of the pro-Nazi Ustaše regime in Croatia and anti-Serb slogans. In Zagreb, vandals graffitied a poster reading "Beat Serbian children, kill Serbs." Similar hate messages attracted media attention in several other cities, including in the popular tourist center of Split earlier this month. At the seaside resort, the Ustaše slogan "Ready for the Motherland" was added to the billboard of the Independent Democratic Serb Party of Pupovac (SDSS).

November 8, 2020, a Holocaust memorial built with bricks made by Jewish prisoners who died in the Jasenovac extermination camp was damaged. The vandals painted a swastika and the letter "U" on the monument. The monument is located directly opposite the Jewish synagogue in the northern city of Varaždin, about 86 kilometers (54 miles) from the Croatian capital of Zagreb. The "U" symbolizes in Croatia the pro-Nazi Croatian Ustaše government during World War II, which ran more than a dozen concentration camps, killing Jews, Roma, Serbs and political dissidents. Over eighty percent of the Jews of Croatia were killed during World War II during the terror of the Ustaša and the pro-Nazi Independent State of Croatia (NDH).

In July 2021, during the LGBT Pride in Zagreb, participants were not only attacked, but vandalized by right-wing radicals. While chanting homophobic slogans, they tore down rainbow flags and burned them.

On September 24, 2021, right-wing radicals threw rotten eggs at the Croatian Institute of Public Health in Zagreb, which was involved in testing for coronavirus.

At the end of April 2022, there was a vandal attack on the Kuslan Christ Church in Zagreb. The church is known for the fact that immigrants gather for prayer in it. She also helps refugees from Ukraine.

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