Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Eighteen arrested after rock-concert riot near Montreal sets police car ablaze

Eighteen people were arrested, including two minors, following a riot in a normally tranquil suburb of Montreal.

More than 200 people, who were at a Blainville, Que. outdoor concert by the alternative rock group "Les Trois accords," refused to leave the park after the show ended around midnight.

Police say they threw bottles and other objects at officers and set a squad car on fire.

Story continues below advertisement

Local cops needed help from other forces, including Quebec provincial police, to regain control.

The riot was quelled in the overnight hours early Sunday morning.

Charges will include mischief, participating in a riot, and arson.

All eighteen were released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

Report an error
Comments

The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨