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.
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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?
As you can tell from my locale and tagline, I'm not too far from the Mexican border. That nation is populated by people who hate America -- but they swarm across the border to take advantage of our largess, all the while waving their Mexican flags and speaking their Spanish. They don't adapt to our culture or our values.
The anti-American mindset of Canadians is a harder puzzle to crack. We speak the same language, are mostly descended from the same culture and much more than the Mexicans, share the same values. Yet, like you, I've detected a smugness on the part of many Canadians when I travel there. Sure, we'll have regional (and national differences), but Canada ought to be thankful to have a truly good neighbor like the United States.
The "fans" in Montreal rioted when the Habs won in 1993 so I'm not sure why this is so surprising to the writer.
Canadian TV has been covering this since the game ended at 10:45pm ET.
In the last hour or two they showed people hanging around and observing cars on fire and stores being looted.
The live reporter was only a few feet from one of the cars on fire. Really putting himself at risk in the middle of the chaos. Eventually the smoke built up and onlookers had to retreat from the car fires.
The politeness stereotype has experienced a setback.
Absolutely despicable. And did you hear the Canuck fans booing loudly during the presentation of the Stanley Cup to the Bruins? I actually thought Vancouver Canuck fans had more class than that. (Philadelphia on the other hand...)
Congratulations, Boston Bruins! Nice to hear "Dirty Water" playing after the Bruins' big win tonight in Vancouver. :-)
Hey, I remember when the Detroit ghettorats rioted when the Tigers WON in the 84 world Series.
It’s like the little brother who is jealous of his big brother.
And the Standells lyrics really were "...lovers, thuggers and thieves...". Right? :-)
Seem to have lost their feed...
Yes I did hear those boos.
As mentioned above, Vanc. lost the cup in the 90s and riots went on downtown; it was shown on the TV show World’s Wildest Police Videos. It was said on Ch 7 Boston that “a bunch of
people left with about 2 and a half minutes left in the game”. By co-incidence, that’s when the B’s scored the empty net goal to make it 4-0. But enough people stayed around to boo.
“I’ve detected a smugness on the part of many Canadians...”
I see that around HERE - in the U.S. “Canada has this, Canada has that, in Canada we do it...” Once in awhile I ask them (knowing the answer) - “Well why don’t you move back to Canada?” “I couldn’t get a job there that would pay me HALF of what I’m making down here.”
“So - the U.S. isn’t ALL that bad I guess?”
Think I remember that. Looted fancy stores etc. Of course
a couple people died in Boston celebrations; Victoria Snelgrove (IIRC) died in freak accident after Sox WS win,
and someone died (run over?) after a Super Bowl Pats win.
The police/city was being cautious in terms of not allowing
a viewing party at the Garden.
From what I saw on Ch 7 after game, a crowd formed (outside of the bars) in No. Station area but peaceful AFAIK
>>Canada ought to be thankful to have a truly good neighbor like the United States.
Time to play that hit “Americans” from ‘72 or so (a Canadian praises America, etc.)
Some Canadians may make fun of US, etc. In 2000 the Can. TV show This Hour Has 30 Minutes fooled then-Pres candidate George W. Bush by saying “Prime Minister Poutine has endorsed you” and they yukked it up (poutine is a dish)
Must have been one hell of a game.
After the Sawks won in 2004 we had riots at UVM. Seems a bit weird to be getting all worked up hundreds of miles from the event.
This is like when the Canadian girls Olympic team won and then they broke the rules by sitting on the ice, drinking beers and smoking cigars.
I understand a Bruins fan was found stabbed to death and thrown off a bridge...
More footage of rampaging yutes in Canuckistan
I suspect at least part of it is a repressed inferiority complex. It displays as an oppositional mindset.
>Did you see the cop with the Ar-15? These cops arent messing around with this crowd.
Unless they are putting rounds into the looters I would say all they are doing is messing around. Time to put some lead downrange.
Uh oh...If those Canucks fans get Twitter accounts, Obama and Sarkozy may give them air cover.
It’s the French influence.
Bunch of thugs - they appeared to be mostly white teenagers and 20-somethings, some wearing fan clothing and hats, although I saw a few older men in there, too. They didn’t look like anarchists to me.
I didn’t quite understand why they were busy beating and kicking the car that they had overturned; I assume it belonged to a rival. The level of brutishness was disgusting, and I hope they will be prosecuted. They certainly weren’t worried about having their photos taken, though, so they probably know they can get away with it.
IIRC, Snelgrove died from a "paintball" fired by a BPD crowd control weapon (hit het in the eye, penetrated her brain) after the 04 ALCS.
How tragic is that? See your team make history with an increadible comeback then die before you can see them win their first WS in almost nine decades.
I don't think it is the sports so much as taking advantage of an opportunity to loot. Any excuse to grab a five-fingered discount.
The anti-American mindset of Canadians is a harder puzzle to crack.
I lived in Vancouver for 20 years. The anti-American feeling is more of a reflex response to a sense of inferiority or helplessness as a country of one-tenth as many people.
They tend to hold on to the idea that their medical care is better, and their social welfare system is better, and their manners are better...
Ninety percent of Canadians live within one hundred miles of the US border. They shop and use American hospitals regularly. They winter in Arizona and Florida by the millions.
Their attitude is best ignored.