Montreal nightlife and youth playground institution Foufounes Electriques was summoned to court last month with 44 allegations weighing down on their shoulders.

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They were charged, among other things, with "acts of violence" and "excessive force".

Testimonies of broken teeth, chokes, free kicks and nose injuries, for example, were heard. Subsequently, Foufounes received a 10-day license withdrawal.

According to counsel for the accused, the number of complaints is proportional to the operating hours of the establishment, since they are open 7 days a week. Being a nightlife business, their mission is to maintain order and peace, therefore the use of violence - according to them and their appeal, was considered necessary.

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So - if you were considering hitting up Foufounes for their epic Thursday night specials, just know that it may be better to rain check for a later date.

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