Many of the patches seen in Saint-Pie

News 20 August, 2017
  • Antoine Lacroix

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    Many of the Hells Angels and members of other groups of bikers have sported proudly their colors Saturday at the ” Thunder Bike Show “, a gathering of motorcyclists at the race track Sanair in Saint-Pie.

    The Journal has been able to observe the presence of at least 15 different groups from various regions of the province and outside the province of Quebec.

    Many of the clubs supporters or affiliates of the Hells Angels have been observed at the site of the event, such as Dark Souls or the Devils Ghosts.

    Members of the group Brotherhood were responsible, in particular, to ensure the safety of the parking lot.

    It has been possible to see at least one member of the Minotaurs ” West Montreal “, a motorcycle club that has made its appearance recently.

    Agents of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) have set up a roadblock to control the members of criminal organizations who came to the Thunder Bike Show.

    “We have investigators on-site to fine-tune their bank information to criminals,” said sergeant Claude Denis, spokesman for the SQ.

    As a congress

    The different groups of bikers take advantage of events such as the Thunder Bike Show to meet, but especially to make decisions, to establish alliances and assign territories to the various clubs-schools, according to the former investigator of the SQ Paul Laurier.

    “It’s like a convention for them. There are a lot of decisions that are going to take. […] They have learnt from the mistakes of the past, ” he said.

    The Hells Angels are more visible, the ones who have increased public appearances in recent months.

    “This is not new, they do it regularly. […] And it will repeat itself “, says Pierre de Champlain, author and former intelligence analyst at the criminal intelligence Directorate of the royal Canadian mounted police.

    “They seem to regain ground. They want to demonstrate that they control their territory, being seen in public. […] This is to show that the Hells Angels and their affiliate clubs are here to stay, ” he continued.

    Truck Support 81

    The truck Support 81 Montreal, which had caused the controversy at the Expo agricole de Saint-Hyacinthe at the beginning of the month, was also present in Saint-Pie.

    The owners of this booth were selling the goods on which it is called to support the Hells Angels.

    The mayor of Saint-Pie, Mario St-Pierre, was not happy for the arrival of the Hells Angels in his city, since we would not have told him, before he grants the permit, what customer fréquenterait the event.

    “I am quite shocked of it, it is “cram” for these people. They don’t resume twice “, he started to TVA Nouvelles.

    For its part, the owner of the track in Sanair, Jacques Guertin, has not said worried by the presence of bikers on his land.

    He claims to have rented his land to the apparel company Headrush. The latter, which is the main sponsor of the event, has often seen his name linked to the Hells Angels.