Gathered to pay tribute to one of their recently deceased, the Hells Angels in Quebec wanted to send the message that they are alive Saturday in Repentigny.
Over 300 members of the Hells Angels in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and schools clubs and supporters attended the funeral of Lionel Deschamps, Montreal Chapter, the cancer death October 29. It was the first large gathering of the Hells Angels in Quebec since the abrupt end of SharQc trial and the release of several of them, and bikers wanted to make a show of force. La Presse noted that chapter members South released in recent months bear the name of their section on the front of their jackets, which means that the chapter is now active, with that of Montreal. At last report, sections of Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke and Quebec are still inactive.
The police were very present and set up roadblocks to investigate each individual present at the funeral. A member of the Hells Angels Ontario which was the subject of a warrant has been stopped. Two motorcycles were seized and several fines for too noisy muffler were given. Intelligence Investigators also took many photos to refresh their albums. Note that individuals linked to other criminal groups are also presented on site to express their solidarity.
Deschamps, who died at 63, became a member of the Hells Angels in 1986, after the purge of Lennoxville. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit murder in the procedures SharQc earlier this year, but had received a lesser sentence than the others, for humanitarian reasons.