Gathering of bikers under surveillance

Rassemblement de motards sous haute surveillance

OUR-LADY-OF-MOUNT-CARMEL— hundreds of bikers, members of the Hells Angels, or of groups of sympathizers to participate this weekend at a large annual meeting at the Auberge de Mont-Carmel. This party is held under high police surveillance.

Dozens of police officers from the Sûreté du Québec and the Squad joint regional matters (ERM) against organised crime were waiting for the bikers on a firm footing. Police officers guarded all access to Mount Carmel in order to control all of the riders. These have been subjected to in-depth reviews of all the vehicles. Two roadblocks had been erected for this long operation of verification and intelligence.

Rassemblement de motards sous haute surveillance

The police have checked all the bikers who came to the gathering.

Stéphane Lessard

Officially, the Sûreté du Québec said carry out a control operation of motorcycles. There was, therefore, not that the bikers are members of groups that were to, theoretically, submit to the controls. On the spot, the police do not hide, to demonstrate that this operation was aimed specifically at bikers associated with organized crime. They wanted to demonstrate to the population that they closely monitor the bikers.

The dams were located on route 157 and in front of the community centre of the municipality. Investigators of the intelligence invited the bikers in turn to submit to the inspection of vehicles. Police were filming the interventions. This allowed the investigators to update their information and to follow the evolution of the Hells Angels and their supporters. Moreover, many of the men wore jackets without the badge central, which is reserved to the “prospects” (rookie).

Rassemblement de motards sous haute surveillance

The Squad regional joint against the organized crime, led the operations.

Stéphane Lessard

It has been possible to see on the spot are members in good standing of the Hells Angels of the section of Trois-Rivières, but also a little everywhere in Quebec. The members of the Hells Angels no longer show the name of the section under the badge is very well known, but the name of the province. Members of the Hells Angles in New Brunswick are also of the gathering.

In addition, many groups of bikers, supporters with the Hells Angles went to Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel. There was, in particular, members of the Deimos Crew, whose section is in Three Rivers, Dead Messengers, Jesters, Iron Dog, Devils, Ghosts, and Dark Soul s. all In all, a dozen different groups were identified on-site.

Rassemblement de motards sous haute surveillance

Members of several groups of bikers are gathering from Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, near Trois-Rivières.

Stéphane Lessard

This gathering is held at the auberge Mont-Carmel. A large marquee has been installed at the rear of the property. Ropes have been installed at the turn of the hostel in order to define the place.

It is somewhat ironic that this gathering will take place at Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel. While there were rumours that the Hells Angels wanted to establish their new premises in the neighbouring municipality of Trois-Rivières, the municipal council of the place had adopted a resolution to prevent this from happening. The elected officials had changed the zoning of some areas to prevent the places of meeting.

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