posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 03:51 PM
Living in Vancouver, i must say i was disheartened to see what happened on the night of the June 15th. The videos and pictures only capture so much of
the insanity and ridiculous behavior. I watched the rest of the evening unfold from a balcony on Granville street, watching the riot police, tear gas,
explosions, fire works, fist fights, and whatever else unfold. Old women were being harassed, people jumping off overpasses fleeing from an angry
mob... I have since heard that many of the key instigators are from out of town, and had planned to to cause chaos no matter the outcome of the hockey
I am all for a riot, if the reasons and implications are good: like overthrowing a corrupt government *cough cough*, taking down the banking system,
resisting a draft or something like that... but to destroy your own city because some grown men can't put a frozen piece of rubber into a net, is
just beyond stupid...
In saying this, i hope those instigators are punished, because there is no reason for the city and its citizens to have to pay for this non sense.
That being said, the measures mentioned in the above article are a massive invasion of privacy, and one should raise concern for the tactics used.
This will have negative implications for society and will hurt civil and human rights.