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Massive Riot Erupts in Vancouver After Stanley Cup

6/16/2011 5:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Things got downright violent in Vancouver last night -- when angry fans RIOTED IN THE STREETS after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins in a 4-0 asskicking.

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Cars were flipped and burned, windows smashed and stores were looted by drunk/angry hockey fans as police armed with pepper spray, tear gas and flash-bang grenades rushed to break it up.

Local law enforcement tells TMZ ... the situation is finally under control.

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adelle    

this does not speak for the entire people of van, and calling them sore losers? nice, real professional of you.

1041 days ago
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Scott    

4-0 asskicking?

Wow that's a classy statement from an equally classy trash site.

Good series my hats off to the Bruins well played.

Peace.

1041 days ago
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Scott    

I bet Harveys next big scoop will be about a hockey player who is gay, seems to be his theme.........


Peace.

1041 days ago
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Nikki    

This is an embarrassment, I hope all the people in the photos that have been posted on facebook, twitter, and now TMZ get caught.

1041 days ago
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Tricia    

Please, these were not fans but some a**holes finding an opportunity to be jerks. Most of Vancouver was calm and appreciative of our Canucks!

1041 days ago
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Bubba    

They call themselves fans? Round them up, beat the crap out of them and let them pay for all the damages they've caused.

1041 days ago
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Ashley    

I have to say, to any Americans reading this, please, please do not think this is representative of Canadians, these people were just idiots, many of them went out there for the sole purpose of causing mayhem, and had nothing to do with being angry about losing, this was organized.....

1041 days ago
8.

Sloane    

visited Vancouver/Whistler/Victoria area last summer for the first time-just a beautiful area

everywhere I looked was a photo waiting to be taken
and the people were so friendly

so disturbing/maddening to see a big group of hooligans doing this
affecting the reputation of the city/population in the minds of people around the world

so glad the world saw the area at it's best during the 2010 Winter Olympics
because that's the city I saw last summer
and that is how it usually is

this is an aberration and I know the majority of the people living there are waking up disappointed in losing the game

...but more important than that-they are waking up in disgust and embarrasment at what these destructive idiots did to their beautiful city

1041 days ago
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Pecker    

Ppl who posted comments on here already are such tools...

These riots were cause by hooligans, not fans. When Calgary lost in the finals, they had plenty to riot about a disallowed goal but then didn't. None of previous Stanley Cup losing cities have rioted since Montreal. This is not a true reflection of the city of Vancouver or their fans but more so about a bunch of bums in higher volumes in a big city like Vancouver. These idiots dumb enough to take pictures and film themselves on youtube should get the book thrown at them.

1041 days ago
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Scott    

They will catch the majority of them. In Toronto when we had the G-20 they posted the pics of protestors in the newspapers asking for assistance. I bet Vancouver does the same.....

1041 days ago
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kerrplunk    

The boy scouts could invade Canada.......yes and earn a badge.

1041 days ago
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Chris VanHaight    

So much for Canadians being more polite than Americans.

1041 days ago
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Pecker    

Chris VanHaight wrote:
"So much for Canadians being more polite than Americans."

How are you so confident this riot was caused or fueled by solely Canadians?

1041 days ago
14.

Muppet    

Sad that all Canadian fans are being lumped in with a bunch of idiot hooligans. These people that caused the damage need to be slapped with huge fines and jail time! They do NOT represent Canada/Canadians! They are a bunch of no brained a**holes! The real fans are appalled by their tasteless display of violence!!!

1041 days ago
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Simon    

There they go, acting like they're American or something...

1041 days ago
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