Riot police in Montreal moved in to quell rowdy mobs that began smashing windows and looting stores following the celebration of the Canadiens' playoff win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Thousands of people poured into the streets Wednesday night to celebrate the win, and most people were peaceful, a police spokesman said.
But police fired tear gas and pepper spray as they marched down Ste-Catherine Street to break up the crowd as some people were throwing bottles at officers and storefronts. At least 30 people were arrested.
The RDI television network showed youths breaking into and looting a number of shops, including a Foot Locker store. Some tossed clothes from the store onto the street and the items were quickly scooped up by those in the vicinity.
Some had donned hoods and masks to conceal their identities.......
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