Skip to comments.Looting breaks out as riots intensify in Vancouver
Posted on 06/15/2011 11:10:34 PM PDT by Dave346
Unhappy Vancouver Canucks fans are rioting in downtown Vancouver, and people are looting merchandise from The Bay and London Drugs.
Young people unhappy about the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final broke windows at The Bay on Georgia Street and rioters were looting merchandise from the store from the Seymour Street side.
Huge crowds gathered around the London Drugs location on Granville Street as people trashed the inside of the store and made off with stolen goods.
Rioters danced around a burning van outside the store, tossing bottles into the blaze to create small explosions. A BMW was set on fire nearby, and an apparently drunken man jumped straight into the flames, falling back seemingly unscathed.
The scene downtown bears unsettling similarities to the 1994 riots, when drunken Vancouver fans took to the streets after a Game 7 loss to the New York Rangers.
(Excerpt) Read more at ctvbc.ctv.ca ...
Did they have to climb over a fence?
Islanders fans didn’t riot after their abysmal first half of the 2010-2011 season. We wanted Scott Gordon gone, but Nassau and Uniondale are still there, unscathed.
Sheeseh. I just to party on Granville all the time in my younger days on weekend trips up there for concerts and clubs.
These clowns need to get a life. Talk about taking sports way to seriously.
The Vancouver fans were booing loudly all through the post game Stanley Cup presentation ceremony.
As I understand it, Vancouver is very liberal so this type of feral behavior is quite typical of what leftists do. It's not too far removed from what happened a few months ago with the union thugs and goons in Madison, Wisconsin.
Live feed...police line-up...quite the force.
Poor people. Their team really did choke on a big one.
Did you see the cop with the Ar-15? These cops aren’t messing around with this crowd.
That happens every year regardless of venue. The boos are
for the most despised commissioner in sports history, Gary Bettman.
This seems awfully non-Canadian. Eh?
Yes, I've been transfixed by the live stream since first posted here on FR (and praying fervently we don't have anything like this happen here in Dallas with the NBA Championship parade later today, since out inner city has its quota of thugs and leftists).
Just as interesting are the comments on the CTV webpage such as:
This is one of those few moments in time where you can actually enjoy some police brutality as opposed to be disgusted by it.
I don't think I have ever ever been so embarassed to be a Canadian....have always been proud...not so much tonight....so sad....so Lord of the Flies it is scary.....be responsible for YOUR ACTIONS!!
Leave senseless rioting to America. People getting hurt cause of a GAME, I wouldn't put us above that but I would expect better from Canada.
While I take no joy whatsoever in the Vancouver riots, it's the expected outcome of a once-proud nation that has enacted various forms of Socialism through the years. That last comment that I quoted is characteristic of a hateful, petulant leftist mindset.
but lets face it....the more we have mob violence, the more likely regular joes will be in there to get "theirs"....like pet dogs that start running together in the country....once their together they become a pack.
I see. Thanks for explaining it. I haven’t followed Hockey since the early seventies, when I was a teenager. It’s been a long time....
Canadians have always had an anti-American mindset. I live near the Ontario border and this is nothing new. But I have to laugh when they show they are just as human and not above that.
Crowds not moving though officers have moved in...some in the crowd with fencing going up against the police...
I remember seeing an ep. of World’s Wildest Police Videos showing the post-S.C. Canucks loss and what happened in Vanc. I’d like to hope that many most in that area aren’t like this but there are what Boston Mayor Menino calls “a few
—Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait once talked about how people riot after a sports championship. “I saw a guy turn a car upside down. He looked at me sheepishly and said, ‘(chuckle)
>>VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles.
Its terrible, Canucks captain Henrik Sedin said, shaking his head. This city and province has a lot to be proud of, the team we have and the guys we have in here. Its too bad.
>>NBA star Steve Nash, from Vancouver and the brother-in-law of Canucks forward Manny Malhotra, sent a Twitter message imploring the fans to stop the violence. Were a great city and have a lot of class. Our team is great and our championship will come. Soon, Nash wrote.
There were no immediate indications of injuries, although images were shown on television of at least one woman mopping blood from her forehead.
See what happens when your team loses the Stanley Cup?
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