Christie Pits Park riot

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The Christie Pits Park riot also known as the Willowvale riot was an ethnic and political riot that occurred August 16, 1933 in a Toronto recreational park. Earlier that day an amateur softball game between a team of English-Canadians and a team of Jews and Italians was played. After the game local members of the Swastika Clubs began to unfurl swastika flags and shout "Heil Hitler." A riot ensued that lasteing six hours with 10,000 people using baseball, bats stones and lead pipes.

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