In the wake of last week’s unrest in Montreal North, The Canadian Press publishes a list of riots in Montreal from recent memory. Notice a pattern here? Nothin’ a little face-wash won’t solve:
“Here is a list of major incidents involving civil disobedience in Montreal.
April 21, 2008 – Rioters set five police cars ablaze and smash windows after a Canadiens playoff victory over the Boston Bruins. Police arrest 56 people.
1993 – A victory celebration for the Habs Stanley Cup win ends with rampant looting and vandalism. As many as 980 officers are needed to return order to downtown streets.
1986 – 5,000 people rampage through downtown Montreal following the Habs victory over Calgary. Police arrest 168 people.
1968 – Police arrest 290 people and 125 people are injured on the eve of the 1968 election, when Prime Minister Trudeau ignores threats of separatist violence and attends the St-Jean-Baptiste Day parade.
1955 – Fans at the Montreal forum revolt when NHL President Clarence Campbell shows up after suspending Maurice Rocket Richard. A smoke bomb empties the building, beginning seven hours of rioting.”