• Short Summary

    Early on Sunday (24 October) Canadian police raided 18 homes in Toronto and arrested two men after receiving information of a plot to assassinate Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin.

  • Description

    Early on Sunday (24 October) Canadian police raided 18 homes in Toronto and arrested two men after receiving information of a plot to assassinate Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin.

    They also seized a number of weapons in the raids, but later said this was not connected with the Kosygin visit. Reports on the situation were confused.

    The two men arrested, 18-year-old Gerald Doyle and 27-year-old Kenneth Wilson, have been charged with weapons offenses.

    SYNOPSIS: Toronto Police raided this house on Sunday (24 October) as they took elaborate steps to protect Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin during his 24-hour visit to the city. They arrested two men and seized a number of fire-arms after receiving tips that an attempt would be made to assassinate the Soviet Premier in Toronto.

    The two men arrested, one of whom was held at Toronto jail, were 18-year-old Gerald Doyle and 27-year-old Kenneth Wilson. Doyle was picked up and held briefly by police in Ottawa last Monday night when he shouted insults at Premier Kosygin. Police made raids on 18 homes in all early on Sunday, a number of them belonging to members of the right-wing Edmund Burke society. At the Inn of the Park Hotel in Toronto, where Mr Kosygin was spending the last two nights on his eight-day tour, police stood shoulder to shoulder along the driveway in the rain, as extra security checks were mounted.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2GM5Z9T813X3LERAVO8XFLZLZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GM5Z9T813X3LERAVO8XFLZLZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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