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Prisoners run for shelter as water, tear gas pours on them

Picture, 1952, English

Prisoners run for shelter as water, tear gas pours on them

Picture, 1952, English

Caption:

Some wearing gas masks stolen from Guelph prison storeroom hurled back gushing tear gas missiles at the guards. Ontario provincial police from as far away as Peterboro raced to the prison in answer to the riot call. Warning shots narrowly missed rioting mobs in corridors during the height of the outbreak. Prisoners used crowbars to batter locks, radiators in wave of destruction.

Publisher

Toronto Star

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

G2--Canada-Ontario-Guelph-Reformatory-Riots-125b-GO-237

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

TS-2-125-GO-237