The Halifax riot starts

The Halifax riot starts

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  • V.E. Day Riots in Halifax, Nova Scotia (1945)

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The Halifax riots began as a celebration of the World War II Victory in Europe. This rapidly evolved into a rampage by several thousand servicemen, merchant seamen and civilians, who looted the City of Halifax. By the time the mayhem ended there were three men dead, 363 arrested, 654 businesses damaged and 207 establishments looted to some degree.

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