Municipal workers across the province protested Tuesday against the government's pension plan legislation outside their city halls.
Outside Montreal city hall, municipal employees built a bonfire out of their union caps and garbage.
Amid a deafening blast of car honks, police and fire truck sirens and whistles and cheers, city workers added cut branches and twigs as well as garbage and recycling bags to the fire.
The fire department eventually put the small blaze out but did manage to send a jet of water from a hose onto City's Hall balcony and front steps.
At one point hundreds of employees were gathered on Notre-Dame E. protesting the province's new bill on municipal employee pensions.
The demonstration dispersed peacefully a half-hour after it began.