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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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61.

linds__mac    

I am in no way standing up for these people, but the majority of the rioters were not actually hockey fans. They were ********s who went there with the intent of causing trouble. It's a shame that a lot of international news outlets are painting all of Vancouver and their fans with the same brush as these people.

1171 days ago
62.

K.G.    

Sore Losers?

Out of 100,000 fans packed onto a street to watch them game, at least 1,000 went there to start all of this, and no other reason.

There has been large celebrations in previous years (Olympics), almost the entire Canucks Cup run without issue.

There was people from other provinces, even the wonderful USA who came to Vancouver with the sole purpose to cause Havok, and give Vancouver a black eye.

1171 days ago
63.

Vancouverite    

As a Vancouverite, I congratulate the Bruins & thank the Canucks for a great Spring playoff run! Anyone who's been to Vancouver knows that these aren't hockey fans -- just losers who would've probably done the same thing if we won the Cup. Probably the inbred offspring of the 1994 rioters...

1171 days ago
64.

NikkiVancouver    

"If Canada fell off the map, nobody would notice"

Really? Do you live in a CAVE?

Think of Canada every time you fill up your car with gas, turn on your lights, buy jewellery, etc.

Canada has the WORLD'S second largest oil reserves (after Saudi Arabia)
Canada is the largest supplier of crude & refined oil to the US
Canada supplies 87% of the US natural gas demand
33% of the uranium used in nuclear power plants in the US is from CANADA
Canadian oil companies are the largest investors in the US petroleum industry = JOBS AND INCOME FOR AMERICANS
refineries and building of pipelines for petroleum = JOBS AND INCOME FOR AMERICANS
Canada does 1.7 BILLION DOLLARS in trade with the US - DAILY
Canada provides the US with the largest percentage of their imports of petroleum, natural gas and ELECTRICITY

******* moron

Guess where the US is looking to get their FRESH WATER SUPPLY since you ******* use it like it's nothing to worry about????

1171 days ago
65.

Helen    

Sadly this would have happened even if we won....organized by a bunch of hooligans! We had 70,000+ people in the streets watching the previous games and no trouble at all. The true fans are horrified by this but are rallying to catch the thugs...check facebook and twitter to post pictures of the rioters and name any you recognize...they will be held accountable!
Congratulations to the Bruins and especially Tim Thomas..an amazing display, without him it would have been a much closer series..our guys just couldn't solve him. All starts again in a couple of months. Go Canucks!!

1171 days ago
66.

Marc    

these games (major sports at arenas) are filled with nothing but violent idiotic hoodrats nowadays. even in Vancouver!

a shame...

1171 days ago
67.

tucker    

What a national embarrassment! Sore losers - ya think? Just a little! Congratulations Boston and the Bruins, you not only had the better team, but you also had the classier fans!!! Enjoy it!

1171 days ago
68.

Albertagirl    

Holy crap what an insult to true Canadian Hockey Fans! Those jerks were not fans, they were animals. We are not sore losers! I was proud of Boston, and they totally deserved the win. I smiled when they hoisted the cup. One Canadian has WAY more class than the average american town. Yeeesh, great headline.

1171 days ago
69.

Aholic    

Times have changed
Our kids are getting worse
They won't obey their parents
They just want to fart and curse!
Should we blame the government?
Or blame society?
Or should we blame the images on TV?
No, blame Canada
Blame Canada
With all their beady little eyes
And flapping heads so full of lies
Blame Canada
Blame Canada
We need to form a full assault
It's Canada's fault!
Don't blame me
For my son Stan
He saw the darn cartoon
And now he's off to join the Klan!
And my boy Eric once
Had my picture on his shelf
But now when I see him he tells me to f*** myself!
Well, blame Canada
Blame Canada
It seems that everything's gone wrong
Since Canada came along
Blame Canada
Blame Canada
They're not even a real country anyway
My son could've been a doctor or a lawyer rich and true,
Instead he burned up like a piggy on the barbecue
Should we blame the matches?
Should we blame the fire?
Or the doctors who allowed him to expire?
heck no!
Blame Canada
Blame Canada
With all their hockey hullabaloo
And that bitch Anne Murray too
Blame Canada
Shame on Canada
For...
The smut we must stop
The trash we must bash
The Laughter and fun
Must all be undone
We must blame them and cause a fuss
Before somebody thinks of blaming uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus!!!!

1171 days ago
70.

fran    

@ Pecker....you chose a good name as you are one

1171 days ago
71.

MJ FOREVER    

AMERICANS ALSO HAVE RIOTS REMEMBER LOS ANGELES.. YOUR CITY WAS BURNT TO A CRISP.. IT JUST TAKES A FEW IDIOTS TO START IT.

AT LEAST CANADIANS DOEN'T HAVE THE SEX SCANDALS OF ALL THE AMERICAN POLITICS WHO CAN'T SEEM TO KEEP THIER PENIS OFF THE NEWS

1171 days ago
72.

JackAttack    

These are NOT fans! These are young hooligans who preplanned the riot days ago regardless of the outcome. We Vancouver citizens and Canuck fans are horrified buy what happened. Volunteers have been out cleaning the debris since early this morning. The true Vancouver fans cheered in the arena when Boston recieved the cup, it was still a beautiful moment and we were happy for them, even if we wanted us to win). They played a great season and deserved the cup. There is a facebook page dedicated to identifing the idiots who terrorized our city :
Vancouver Riot Pics: Post Your Photos
They need to be arrested and pay

1171 days ago
73.

fran    

NikkiVancouver 41 minutes ago

"If Canada fell off the map, nobody would notice"

Really? Do you live in a CAVE?

Think of Canada every time you fill up your car with gas, turn on your lights, buy jewellery, etc.

Canada has the WORLD'S second largest oil reserves (after Saudi Arabia)
Canada is the largest supplier of crude & refined oil to the US
Canada supplies 87% of the US natural gas demand
33% of the uranium used in nuclear power plants in the US is from CANADA
Canadian oil companies are the largest investors in the US petroleum industry = JOBS AND INCOME FOR AMERICANS
refineries and building of pipelines for petroleum = JOBS AND INCOME FOR AMERICANS
Canada does 1.7 BILLION DOLLARS in trade with the US - DAILY
Canada provides the US with the largest percentage of their imports of petroleum, natural gas and ELECTRICITY

******* moron

Guess where the US is looking to get their FRESH WATER SUPPLY since you ******* use it like it's nothing to worry about????


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way to tell them Nikki, or at least the ignorant ones

1171 days ago
74.

Beth    

MJ Forever - you made me laugh & I'm American!! It only takes a few idiots to start a riot - anywhere.

1171 days ago
75.

fran    


@Aholic 21 minutes ago
your a IDIOT

1171 days ago
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