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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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Mr Obvious    

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

Because those of us in America have known for a long time that canada sucks and this just proves it to the rest of the world?

Canada could fall of the face of the planet and no one would even notice.

1132 days ago
17.

Johnny Handsome    

So typical for Vancouver. I knew this would happen even before it happened.

Stop defending please.. "it was not fans", my ass, go back and check out past events in this crap hole city and see what you find.

Vancouver and Hamilton, ON --> twin crap hole cities.

1132 days ago
18.

Toby Weymiller    

Vancouver fans have always acted like little babies. When they come to LA for hockey games they always make noise and try and pick fights with other white losers. I am glad they lost.

1132 days ago
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Toby Weymiller    

Vancouver fans have always acted like little babies. When they come to LA for hockey games they always make noise and try and pick fights with other white losers. I am glad they lost.

1132 days ago
20.

smashley    

It's embarrasing to all sports fans. As an American and a Bostonian I dont feel it reflects on all Vancouver fans or Canadians as a whole just a few rotten apples looking for an excuse to FSU. The same happened here after the Red Sox won and lost the world series(different years obviously) and it spoils it for everyone else.

1132 days ago
21.

Rika    

how emnbarassing for Canada

now Dax, when you're travelling please remember to pick a different province than BC .. Alberta seems a safe lie

1132 days ago
22.

Sandra    

As a Canadian (Edmonton, Alberta) this made me ashamed. THIS was NOT the result of Hockey "fans"! THIS was CRIMINAL and DISGRACEFUL acts from a select know few who have done this in the past. These are trouble maker, hoodlum, **** disturbers who do NOT deserve to wear the title or banner of CANADIAN, only CRIMINAL!! UNBELIEVABLE they would do this level of destruction and put so many INNOCENT in harms way!

1132 days ago
23.

Pecker    

Mr Obvious 15 minutes ago

"Because those of us in America have known for a long time that canada sucks and this just proves it to the rest of the world?

Canada could fall of the face of the planet and no one would even notice."

I like how you write "because those of us". I'm sure you have a slew of Americans backing up your statement. Your ignorance is off the charts. You assume this crap only happens in Canada, it happens everywhere, there are hooligans all over the place that are just waiting for a reason to cause trouble.

1132 days ago
24.

jim    

There is alot of frustration in Canada in not being #1 in anything (even hockey lol), it is pent up and comes out.

1132 days ago
25.

rachael    

this riot would have happened even if vancouver won. the people who started the riot were there SPECIFICALLY to riot not to enjoy a Stanley cup final. It's not the fans, and this situation is not representative of even a quarter of the Canadian population.

1132 days ago
26.

Canadian Girl     

Just looking at these pictures in horror. We were in Vancouver last month and enjoyed watching the hockey game with the Canuck fans in a pub. This is disgusting. This is not how Canadians behave. I hope the idiots all get caught. Harvey, these are not hockey fans.

1132 days ago
27.

Pecker    

jim 12 minutes ago
There is alot of frustration in Canada in not being #1 in anything (even hockey lol), it is pent up and comes out.


This is such a stupid comment. Boston has more canadians playing on their team than Vancouver does. Vancouver winning or not doesn't make or break Canada being #1. Canada won the gold at the Winter Olympics, that makes Canada #1 in Hockey. Read a book.

1132 days ago
28.

Kyla    

These people were not fans, they were hiding behind Vancouver jersey's,acting like animals.I'm from B.C. and their actions should not reflect on true fans or the people of Vancouver. We are ashamed and disgusted by the actions of the 1% of 150000 people who were there to enjoy the game. Those people were there solely to cause havoc and should be punished to the full extent of the law.

1132 days ago
29.

Paulie    

Most of the Boston players are canadian, it's just a team name, geez

1132 days ago
30.

kat    

um jim sorry to let you know...most of the boston bruins players are canadian. so i don't think we're not number one in anything....besides canada won the olympic gold for hockey. that makes us number one you tool.

1132 days ago
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