Colour photograph of a heavily armed and barricaded street in Montreal during the October Crisis of 1970. Citizens line the street and stand behind the barricade in the foreground and background of the photograph. In between the barricades are men in military uniform and military vehicles. The October Crisis was sparked by two kidnappings of government officials by members of the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ). The events lead to the Canadian government invoking the War Measures Act.