Chénier monument in a bad state

The monument to Patriote Jean-Olivier Chénier, which long stood near Viger Square, was removed during the construction of the CHUM hospital. Le Devoir noticed the base dumped in a corner in Griffintown while the statue itself is presumably better protected somewhere in city storage. This is how the statue looked previously, although it has lost its gun a few times over the years; there’s another photo on the Wikipedia page. The mayor is said to be unhappy about the treatment of this bit of the city’s heritage.

Crossing two threads, it was the Chénier cell that kidnapped and murdered Pierre Laporte.