Questions about biker club in Laval
Organized crime observers have some questions about a biker club with increasing visibility in Laval: The Brotherhood.
Members turned up wearing their club colours at the funeral of a Hells Angels in September.
Laval police say they've had no trouble with Brotherhood members and the group's president has told the Journal de Montreal that his organization is just a social club.
However, observers note that the Brotherhood's logo features the colour purple, similar to that used by the now defunct Hells affiliate in the Montreal region, the Death Riders. Organized crime experts say colour is symbolic in biker gang circles and purple would be an unlikely choice for the Laval club unless the Hells Angels approved it.