After the Canadians participated in the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 28 years, Montreal hockey fans put people at risk inside and outside the Bell Center on Thursday.
CCTV News Report After Habs defeated Vegas 3-2 in overtime in the sixth game of the semi-final series, when a police car rolled over, the fans threw objects at the police and the police used tear gas to disperse the revellers. As of Thursday night, there have been no reports of anyone arrested.
Someone just sent me a video of Montreal fans *flipping the police car* to celebrate tonight’s victory. 🤦🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/yeCd41uF8e
— Christine “Go Donate Blood” Rousselle ❤️🔥 (@crousselle) June 25, 2021
When the situation outside became dangerous after the game, the fans (with a capacity of 3,500) who were allowed to enter the Bell Center to watch the game were locked inside.
The Bell Center is officially locked down because it is too dangerous outside.
-Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 25, 2021
This is the scene outside the arena around midnight Eastern Time.
When violence broke out on the court, Canadians acting head coach Luke Richardson called for calm.
“I just want to send a message, I know that the Bell Center is a little crazy outside. We want everyone to have fun, have fun, especially Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, which is a special day to celebrate. But Let us make sure that we all celebrate responsibly and go home safely,” he said.
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante anticipated the problem in a pre-match tweet at noon.
-Valerie Plante (@Val_Plante) June 24, 2021
After the Canadians swept the Jets in the second round of the playoffs, fans also clashed with the police.Police spokesman Tell the montreal gazette A small group of people threw fireworks at a police car and attacked a police officer.