Incident Details: 19740407091014001

Incident Date: April 07, 1974
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Perpetrators: Western Guard

Event Type: Unarmed Assault
Weapon Type(s): Unknown
Organization Type: Rightist,

Suicide Attack: No
Hoax: No
Violent Extremism:
Doubt Terror:
Target Information
1- Private Citizens & Property(Students)

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

Victims: 0 fatalities, 56 injuries
Perpetrators: 8 involved, 0 fatalities
Description: "04/07/1974: About 8-15 Western Guard members attacked people (mainly students) at a meeting held at the Medical Sciences Building at the University of Toronto, in support of native rule in Portugal's African territories. The Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Portuguese African Colonies sponsored the meeting. Approximately 250 people attended. Attackers shattered four glass doors and a glass plate window. Tables were also overturned. There were 56 people injured. The Western Guard denied responsibility and claimed that the attack was attributed to a group calling itself the White Peoples Vigilantes. Thomas Read was found guilty in connection with assault and property damage. He was found guilty of smashing a large plate glass window on the university campus. He was sentenced to 28 days in jail. "
References: 1) RWVIC p. 66
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