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Vancouver fans riot in the streets after loss of Stanely Cup to Bruins

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 01:02 AM
As a Flames fan I was happy to see the Canucks lose. However this is terrible, they had riots like this in 94 when they lost in the finals. There was hope the way Vancouver handled the 2010 olympics that nothing like this would happen.

Plain and simple, this is not good.


posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 01:49 AM
live riot here........................


Replay here........................

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 02:54 AM

Originally posted by FoxMulder91
As a Flames fan I was happy to see the Canucks lose. However this is terrible, they had riots like this in 94 when they lost in the finals. There was hope the way Vancouver handled the 2010 olympics that nothing like this would happen.

Plain and simple, this is not good.


It was the WINTER Olympics.....hardly the proper Olympics. Noone cares about the bob sleigh and ski jumping.

They will never get anything again in the next 20 years after this. They just screwed themselves.

It has played on a lot of news channels around the world and everyone is now laughing as we all know the world city ratings are fixed. It has to be one of the poorest and most overrated places I have had the displeasure of visiting. There is NO choice there what so ever. Everything is restricted or not allowed do to corruption by officials. Pathetic shopping and NOW they show their true colors. Well done Vancouver, pat yourselves on the back.

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 06:36 AM
This guy says it very well...

There is a vast difference between gathering in such numbers to protest something deemed politically unacceptable and burning cars after the loss of a hockey game. To put it in the clearest context possible, if the people of Egypt were able to gather in much larger numbers and force the Mubarak regime out of power without acting like idiots, then what does that say about a city in the land of milk and honey in which people riot because of the loss of a sporting event? The Egyptians faced persecution for their actions, not to mention uncertainty as to whether the movement would succeed. That's bravery, and something to be applauded. And yet, here we are on the other side of the world acting like buffoons, lighting police cars on fire and causing such distention that emergency service vehicles can't even access the downtown core to deal with people that have sustained injuries.

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 06:38 AM
it feels like we didnt learn anything and that its only aggravated everything ten fold. the racism is now getting open and exagerated, people are taking sides here.

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 06:48 AM
It's such a shame. I'm not even a canucks fan but I lived in Vancouver for 5 years before moving to the US. Apparently the core rioters weren't even wearing canucks jerseys, suggesting to me that it wasn't even fans who started the trouble, and the rioting started before the game even ended. Apparently because of the shutdown of transit and all access in and out of the downtown core, the hospital was not able to have the staff it needed to function properly. I sure hope nobody died in the hospital due to lack of care because of these idiots. Seriously disgusting behavior.

At the flagship Bay store, looters jumped inside and were seen grabbing T-shirts and anything else they could get their hands on. Young women were seen escaping with MAC cosmetics. One girl carried out part of a mannequin. The landmark building was filling with smoke as rioters, their faces covered in bandanas, continued the violence. Almost none were wearing hockey jerseys. The looters turned their attention next on a Future Shop a few blocks away, smashing windows and flooding up the stairs to the second-floor store, only to turn around quickly. One witness said police were at the top of the stairs. Sears and Chapters stores were also looted, their glass fronts smashed.

A few photos of the rioting.

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:39 AM
If only people got that riled up about the government corruption that has been taking place in Canada these days.

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:56 AM

Originally posted by testtubebaby
Vancouver has some of the craziest and strictest rule governing alcohol in the so called free world.

Infact its near on impossible to buy it anywhere beside government approved places. It shows how little the Canadian has to have to drink before they go nuts and start kicking off.

The rules in Vancouver are so strictly controlled and every thing is so monitored and restricted I just vant believe what I am seeing here. The police are not handling this too well. They are using kid gloves.

Im not from this village or from Canada but even these peace loving hippies can become violent at the turn of a screw.

But over a Ice skating final. Isn't Ice skating for girls? I mean it is not really a sport is it. In some places/Countries it is practiced as a Homosexual Martial Art!! or that is what I read

edit on 15-6-2011 by testtubebaby because: (no reason given)

Well, it;s hard to nail down one of your posts for rebuttal, but I haven't found one single comment that isn't total nonsense. Vancouver is not a hole...I just spent 10 days there, and I think I can speak to it. Sure some idiots went ape after the game...there are always some who will, and I hope they get what's coming to them. However, each of your threads has been an anti-Canadian troll, and as one who has traveled much of this country, and the US, I'd say your comments are rectally sourced.

Please, though, report back when you have something of substance for us.

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 08:14 AM
Are there many Americans in Vancouver?

Or has our aggression seeped over the border a bit?

Heck, we riot even when we win! The Bruins fans were probably just too drunk to get roudy!

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:17 AM
i am not proud to be from canada rite now . and i am glad vancouver lost . they play dirty anyway .

good job boston

and i am disgusted from the vancouver riots ....

all the "good fans" who stood there to watch are just as guilty . They should've went home and let the police do there job with less congestion.

booze + dumb ass canadians = shame

i used to make fun of the brits for smashing each other for the football games... and how silly that was

wiin or lose some canadians are morons

silly canadians trix are for kids
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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:56 AM
Can't get people off the couch to fight for their rights but they take to the streets for a hockey game? Disgusting.

A hockey game is 3 periods....Loss of freedom lasts for the rest of our lives and beyond.

Now TPTB will cite this incident as the reason for increased cctv, pat downs, scanners and searches at public events in Vancouver. Idiots.

This is one Canadian you can sign as disappointed in his fellow Canucks.

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:10 AM
They do this in Europe too. In the US they burn the house down if their teams wins. But by and large it's because these countries in Europe and also Canada have nothing to celebrate such as Independence day. Canada's Confederation day is like catching Mackerel, vary limpy. Dull and boring societies filled with socialist order from cradle to grave. So when their team loses they burn the house down cause it's time to take to the streets and fight for their right to be the winner. In socialism you're not ever supposed to lose, only break even.

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:10 AM
reply to post by seedofchucky

To be fair, they weren't allowed to go home really. If any of them had taken transit down there all the buses and traffic in and out of downtown area were shut down. The 2 bridges going into downtown were shut down. The only way out was the skytrain and the skytrain does not service everywhere.

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:14 AM
I'm proud of the people who stood up to the rioters.

A group of concerned citizens – two young women, two men – thrust themselves in front of the rioters and implored them to stop. They asked how anyone could do this to such a beautiful city. They received jeers. Garbage was thrown at them. Before long, a couple of the rioters decided the only way to resolve the situation was to fight. Police fired a flashbang and the crowd dispersed.

Outside The Bay on Georgia Street, a half dozen young men chanted “Show some respect!” after the store’s windows were broken, its contents looted. They, too, were threatened. They, too, didn’t back down. It will be easy in the coming days to paint all Vancouver-area residents with the same brush. But just as some citizens set out only to do bad, some set out only to do good.

Thursday morning, while many of the rioters are surely nursing hangovers, a group of residents will meet in downtown Vancouver to help clean up the city. Thousands of people signed up.

Good for them.

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:20 AM
I live an hour or so outside Vancouver and am disgusted by the riots. Let’s not rope all the fans into the same group, the people that were rioting weren’t true fans and were there only to cause trouble. It was a nice clear and worm day why would you show up at a game with bandanas unless you have ulterior motives.
It was a good series and the winners deserved to win Thomas is an incredible goalie. I give him all the credit he deserves. That being said don’t call Vancouver a hole just because of a few idiots, at least we didn’t spit and throw things at the Boston fans when they were here to enjoy the game. Quite the opposite happened and you could see Boston fans and Vancouver fans roaming around together having fun.
This isn’t the only city in the world that has seen idiots get all the publicity, in Europe after football (soccer) games people have been killed. Let’s put this behind us and move on to the beautiful city Vancouver is. If you actually watch some of the riots you will see people trying to stop others, now that takes balls, one guy got beat for trying to stop looters.
Unless you have actually been to Vancouver don’t assume things. The people in this city are great and helpful and very few tourists have anything negative to say about the city or the people. But there are idiots everywhere so before you cast stones look at you own city or country, even the most enlightened city has idiots, don’t let them set precedence.

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:26 AM
To the people of the world....this is your youth and the future.

Most of these douches look be under the age of 25.

On a local Vancouver forum i keep in touch with, the sentiments were of anger and disgust at the actions of these degenerates. Citizens and employers are volunteering to ID and report these Hooligans. Employers stating they would fire any involved.

Many wish there was more riot police to lay down some beatings, others wanted to go down and do it themselves.

This all could have been avoided they kept Surrey, Langley and Abotsford out...
(locals joke)

crazy kids

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:29 AM
Not a huge hockey fan anymore but I do live in Boston and so I watched game 7 with my son and enjoyed it. Sadly afterwards the predictable happened, I wish I could say I was surprised but I'm not. This happens all over the world with sporting events, and would have happened in Boston had the B's lost...and it sure enough has happened with wins too. Alcohol and crowds do not mix that's really what it comes down to. That said, I'm in no way advocating an alchol ban during sporting events. It's an odd look at people though isn't it? We feel as though our governments are out of control and do virtually nothing about it, but your favorite team loses and lookie lookie riots...

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:33 AM
I just luv hockey fans! Being from Philly ... where we hockey fans here were rated the absolute worst (which really means, the best bad attitudes) in the NHL .... I'm finding this story a bit funny. The news said 100,000 Canadians all went into town partying down and expecting to take Stanley home to Canada. When it didn't happen, the peacenik West coast Canadians went nutz. Kinda funny considering Canada is well known for poiinting it's collective finger at the USA and for calling us a bunch of hooligan violent cowboys.

It was bad behavior, but there is an underlying irony.

Congrats to the ruins .. um .. I mean the Bruins.
They keep Stanley in the USA.

** Edited to add .. no .. I"m not lumping all canadians in together. Don't even go there.
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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:40 AM

Originally posted by The Great Day

This all could have been avoided they kept Surrey, Langley and Abotsford out...
(locals joke)

I know right? I saw a comment somewhere that said everybody should've gone and looted the empty houses in surrey while they were rioting haha

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:42 AM
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Testtube you need a hug. And a girlfriend you don't have to pay for by the hour.

Then you need to stop trolling!!!!

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