posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 01:26 PM
I was downtown in the fan zone and must say the whole thing happened so fast. Myself and many others tried to flee the DT core as fast as we could,
but the violence and craziness was just as quick to follow. Yes there were many bad apples down there that is for sure, but some like myself and quite
a few others, on a least two occasions, on our way to transit to get out, stopped shops from having the windows broken and in the process I was hit
with a pipe of some sort, and kicked and punched many times.
Although there are not as many videos of people standing up to the crowd, I know for a fact there was a few of us, i'm not sure what happened to the
shops myself and others stood up to help protect, seeing as soon as we felt we had done what we could, we like many others listened to the police and
I must say it felt good at the time to do some good in a out of control situation, but looking back i will never try to be a hero again, sporting a
bunch of bruises and a good sized lump on the head and a puffy eye. I'll leave that up too the people in riot gear next time.
Was just one of the saddest days in my life to be a Vancouverite, what was meant to be a joyous occasion win or lose has now not only scarred me, the
city, and to some extent canadians reputation world wide. We will recover, we are a resilient bunch. The black mark on our city like my black eye
willl go away.
I just hope the world see's from the clean up and what ever visual proof is out there that we as British Columbians are not like that. And that some
of us put ourselves in harms way to protect strangers businesses and well being, with little to no gratitude at the time other than kicks and punches
in the head.
I love my province, my city and, my Canucks and so do many others.. thanks to all who stood up, when our city needed you the most.