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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.

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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I won't be visiting your site anymore after seeing the way you handled this situation. TMZ is a hugely popular site and using this to rub salt in the wound of a city that right now needs support and understanding, is total BS. This riot had nothing to do with hockey, nothing to do with the Canucks, and is in no way a representation of Vancouver or Canada or its citizens. The people who did this were looking for a way to use a huge crowd to hide their crimes, and of course there will be a few who suc***b to mob mentality. Why not post a follow-up article about the 1000's of volunteers who came down at 6 the following morning, with their OWN cleaning supplies, to clean up the mess. *That* is what Vancouver truly is. You guys are the only sore losers here.

1231 days ago

elchino bato    

Who are we kidding? That riot wasn't caused by anarchists. That was your average Canadian hockey fan. Total obnoxious, jerks that had a temper tantrum because they lost. Once you own up to it, you can then move on. The Bruins played their asses off and deserved to win.

1230 days ago


Why are people turning this into a Canada vs USA thing? Mr Obvoius, your comment about people not caring about Canada is just uncalled for, Canada and the US are more similar than you realize. This could of happened anywhere!?! Whether you are Canadian, American, or Chinese you are only human and no better than any other human being on the planet. Canada and the US are friends and have had the longest lasting peaceful borders in a long long time. If the US were to attack Canada they would most likely win very easily due to their large army. However, Canada would not go down without a fight and if the US were to attack its closest ally the rest of the world would rise up against them. So sure, the US could 'easily' wipe out Canada but if that were to happen the US would also be wiped out by the rest of the world.

US & Canada are friends, lets keep it that way :)

1230 days ago


These idiots were not fans. They were planning this no matter the outcome of the game. There has been a lot of people helping with the clean up and there were A LOT of good samaritans that night trying to stop the idiots. For continuing stories, check out http://www.theprovince.com/

1228 days ago


Im not a canadian but this happen in vancouver what a shame in other country, they must something about it, people behind this things must go to jail and serve what they do in vancouver. its a big shame.

1155 days ago

Garrett the Canadian    

Hey NJ, you missed your chance to riot.

870 days ago
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