Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Merchants Brace For Post-Habs Vandals

A crowd gathers last April to watch cop cars burn after riots erupted in response to the Canadiens defeating the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the division quarterfinals. Photograph by: Tim Snow, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Some Ste. Catherine St. merchants will close their doors before the final buzzer sounds at the Bell Centre Wednesday, saying they want to protect their merchandise from vandals who might riot if the Montreal Canadiens get swept by the Boston Bruins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Fearing a repetition of looting that occurred after Montreal defeated the Boston Bruins last year, some merchants plan to cover their shopfronts with newspaper so their merchandise is not visible from the street.

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