Friday, December 9, 2011

55 Years Ago Transit Riot in Montreal

                                                                           Photos: The 1955 Montreal tram riot

On Dec. 9, 1955, Montreal university students marched to city hall to protest an increase in tram fares. But what started out as a peaceful demonstration soon turned into a violent riot, causing a great deal of damage and forcing all trams and buses off the streets.

               ......why is it always students who start the riots ?        HF&RV   Cheers !  - Les

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