Union rep: "City Hall demo went a bit too far"

The City of Montreal may sanction the municipal workers who took part in a demonstration in front of City Hall yesterday.

The protest drew hundreds of municipal workers angry with Bill 3, the legislation that will change their pension plans.

The crowd lit a fire in the middle of the street and fueled it with firefighters' union caps and shirts plus some garbage and tree branches.

They also used a fire hose to spray water on the facade of City Hall.

The head of the municipal unions coalition, Marc Ranger is admitting that the workers went a bit too far when they sprayed water on the building.

He says it is important that the coalition's demonstrations unfold properly and he takes full responsibility for what happened.

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  1. garth posted on 08/05/2014 06:03 PM
    the politicians will do nothing, they( the unions) are testing the premier, and our photo op mayor who is pretending he is in charge.
    They will all be out of jobs and pensions, when we go bankrupt, and then they will say it was the mayor's fault or somebody else's fault. A bunch of over paid children, doing nothing at work until they get their way. The uniform is part of their job, they are out of uniform and should be fined. The cars are our property and therefore being vandalised, is that not a crime? We shall see if Mr. Couillard has the resolve to change things here, as he promised, I for one think there will be no pension for me when I retire! There is no investment money coming here, and companies are leaviing but quietly.
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