November 22, 1980
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Perpetrators: Klu Klux Klan (KKK)
Event Type: Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Weapon Type(s): Sabotage Equipment
Organization Type: Supremacist,
Suicide Attack: No
1- Private Citizens & Property(Houses/Apartments/Residence)
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: 11/22/1980: The homes of Nigerian students attending British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Westminister and Burnaby were spray painted with racist slogans. Garbage was also dumped on their porches and lawns. There were three BCIT Nigerian students at each home. The racial slogans contained the letters KKK. It is widely believed that the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) initiated the incident. B.C. KKK organizer Dave Cook denied any connection between his group and a racist attack on two suburban homes occupied by eight Nigerian students.
References: 1) "Kellett, A., Beanlands, B., Deacon, J., Jeffrey, H., & Lapalme, C. (1991). Terrorism in Canada 1960-1989, User Report no. 1990-16. Ottawa: Solicitor General Canada, National Security Coordination Centre, Police and Security Branch. p. 418."
2) "Ross, Jeffrey I. (1992). ATIC IV: Chronology of Domestic and International Terrorist Events in Canada, 1960-1990. Montreal, Qc: International Centre for Comparative Criminology. p. 95"
3) RWVIC p. 140