February 15, 2009
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Event Type: Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Weapon Type(s): Sabotage Equipment
Organization Type: Supremacist,
Suicide Attack: No
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 2 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "02/15/2009: Neo-Nazis Richard Martin and Andrew Benson targeted Alexander Shapurko’s Russian memorabilia store three times in two weeks including arson, vandalism, and graffiti. The first incident involved the burning of a Russian flag and the second incident involved spray-painting a swastika, the number 88 and the letters “WP” on the front window of the store. The third incident involved a burning Soviet Union flag hanging in a window. Neo-Nazi graffiti was again painted on a window, a window was smashed, and some shop collectibles were broken. It is unclear if charges were ever laid, however, Toronto Police are still investigating. "
References: 1) "Perry, B., & Scrivens, R. (2014). Right wing extremism in Canada: An environmental scan."