Incident Details: 19720504090214001

Incident Date: May 04, 1972
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Perpetrators: Edmund Burke Society (EBS)

Event Type: Armed Assault
Weapon Type(s): Chemical
Organization Type: Rightist,

Suicide Attack: No
Hoax: No
Violent Extremism:
Doubt Terror:
Target Information
1- Private Citizens & Property(Unnamed Civilians/Unspecified)

Canadian Target: Yes
Canadian Victim:
Canadian Perpetrator:
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:

Victims: 0 fatalities, 1 injuries
Perpetrators: 2 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "05/04/1972: More than 100 people were forced out of the St. Lawrence Centre's Town Hall when Gaza Matrai and a woman (probably Anton Degrelle) suddenly sprayed the packed hall with anti-personnel gas causing ear, nose, and throat irritation. A meeting on Homosexuals- myth and reality was taking place in the 450-seat auditorium at the time of the incident. During the fall, Matrai and his female companion were sentenced to 60 days in prison for spraying a gas substance at a homosexual meeting at St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto. One man had to be treated in the hospital as a result of the incident. Degrelle telephoned the Toronto Star and claimed responsibility in the name of the Edmund Burke Society. Another Western Guard member was placed on probation for possessing a dangerous weapon and for associating with a professional poverty spokesperson."
References: 1) RWVIC p. 52
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