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WELLINGTON DANCE INCIDENT O.C. WELLINGTON, Tuesday. Tear gas released on the crowded dance floor of the Allied Services Club in Manners Street, Wellington, caused a mild sensation among the large crowd celebrating the club's third birthday. A soldier from Trentham camp who had a quantity of the gas in his possession was later arrested by military pickets. Dancers whose eyes became irritated and filled with tears at first thought the cause was too much powder on the floor, but it was discovered that the invisible fumes came from small lumps of tear gas dropped and churned into activity by the shuffling feet. The soldier who had released the gas was immediately detained by the club management and handed over to the Army authorities. A quantity of the substance which he had in a tin was taken from him. It is not known how the gas came into his possession.

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TEAR GAS RELEASED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945

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TEAR GAS RELEASED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945

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