Anti-Chinese riots in Halifax, 1919

Newspaper headline reading “Rioters wreck six Chinese restaurants.”

Front-page headline in the Halifax Herald from February 19, 1919

Black and white photo of newspaper headline: Over a Hundred in Hospitals as Result of Rioting: Property Damage Estimated at Over Twenty-five Thousand Dollars. A Fierce Encounter Between Police and Hoodlums at Corner of Barrington and Duke Streets

Headline from Evening Mail, February 20, 1919

Black and white photo of newspaper headline “How Long Will Decent Citizens Tolerate This?” With images of damaged café storefronts.

Front page Halifax Herald, February 20, 1919

Black and white photo of newspaper heading “ Well Gentlemen, What Are You Going To Do?” above photographs of police Chief Hanrahan, and Mayor Hawkins.

Front-page headline in the Halifax Herald, February 20, 1919.

Black and white photo of newspaper headline: Prompt and Fearless Action Must be Taken Today – Its Up to the Civic Officials – Citizens Demand Prompt Action on the Part of Mayor and Chief of Police to tAke Every Precaution to Prevent Further Riots. – If the Military Called Out, the Order Will Be “Shoot to Kill” – and That Means BLOODSHED”

Front-page headline in the Evening Mail, February 20, 1919

Colour photo of minutes – headlined Riots February 18 and 19th – Chinese Restaurants with tally of damage at each café.

Excerpt from Halifax Board of Control Minutes, 1919. HMA 102-2B-1919-02-27