TV images showed at least one woman mopping blood from her forehead. Photos and videos were also taken by onlookers intent on documenting the Vancouver riots. At one point, police were using flash-bangs — grenades that are designed to distract and disorient, rather than injure — to try to break up the mob.
Though Jones and Thomas are now out of the media spotlight, Jones says they did get a memento in addition to the memories. The police chief, Jim Chu, said nine officers were injured, including one who required 14 stitches after being hit with a thrown brick.
To put it in the clearest context possible, if the people of Egypt were able to gather in much larger numbers and force the Mubarak regime out of power Vancouver riots acting like idiots, then what does that say about a city in the land of milk and honey in which people riot because of the loss of a sporting event?
The riot kiss image spread almost instantly through international media outlets and spurred a slew of online memesas mystery grew over the identity of the couple. A witness, identifying himself as William, wrote to the Vancouver Sun to give his take.
Women rampaged through the main floor makeup department, tossing each other products and squealing in delight. Fans who were trying simply to get out of the danger zone found their visibility reduced by the thick black smoke.
Unfortunately, the tables have turned tonight. Richard broke his stick over a Boston Bruins player and hit a linesmen, causing the NHL to suspend him for all remaining games including potential playoff matches.
Protesters who rushed the police line were quickly subdued with blows from a truncheon. Police tried to nip the violence in the bud by closing liquor and beer stores early, but it appeared to have no effect. Vancouver fire department Capt.
Jun 15, 7: It was just out of control. Merchandise went flying into the street. Solicitor General Shirley Bond said.
What do you want me to say? The Egyptians faced persecution for their actions, not to mention uncertainty as to whether the movement would succeed. Some protesters held what looked like pipes or hockey sticks over their heads as they jeered at officers.
A second shot emerged showing more people around the couple and adding to the mystery. Vancouver riots watch for those flashpoints in a crowd. Police on horseback ride through the street past a fire on June 15,in Vancouver, Canada. He called those who incited the riot "criminals and anarchists" and said officers identified some in the crowd as the same people who smashed windows and caused trouble through the same streets the day after the Winter Olympics opened.
There were also reports of garbage cans and portable toilets on fire throughout the downtown core. Later, police cars also were set on fire. There was one major trauma, officials said, but released no further details.
More than 1, photos and 1, — 1, hours of video recorded by citizens were sent to the Vancouver Police Department as evidence. The landmark building was filling with smoke as people, their faces covered in bandannas, continued the violence.
He said some people moved burning dumpsters away from buildings to prevent further damage. Officials were so poorly prepared that Quebec courts ruled police criminally negligent. Take a look at some of the images coming out of Downtown Vancouver this evening. Police used batons and also turned police dogs on the rioters, slowly pushing the crowd back along Georgia Street from Hamilton Street to Cambie Street.
Others sang a drunken tune as they danced on an overturned vehicle.
The estimated 15, volunteers,  many taking a day off work, stated that they went downtown to clean up the damage to " In the aftermath, those photos and videos were used by many local people outraged by the riot, in an effort to tag and identify rioters and looters on Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites, and to provide additional information to police for prosecution.
Social media[ edit ] Following the riot, people were initially concerned about the role that social media may have Vancouver riots in fueling the riot.
Young women were seen escaping with MAC cosmetics, with one carrying out part of a mannequin. A spokeswoman for the local health authority said three stabbing victims had been admitted and one man was in a critical condition with head injuries after a fall from a viaduct.
Of course, alcohol has a great deal to do with it. He called them "criminals and anarchists" who disguised themselves as fans. The Bay became a target, with windows smashed to allow looters to get to the expensive Coach and Burberry purses.
One of the several cars set alight by angry hockey fans in downtown Vancouver Wednesday.Here’s a list of significant hockey riots in Canada: Furious fans run riot in Vancouver after the Canucks lose the Stanley Cup final to the. Coordinates The Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot occurred in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on the evening of June 14,and continued into the following morningThe riot followed Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals in which the Vancouver Canucks lost to the New York mint-body.com was Vancouver's first riot since.
Matthew Good for mint-body.com: The pointless riots that followed the Canucks' defeat make a mockery of Vancouver's claims to be a world-class city.
Scott Jones says he was just trying calm his girlfriend down after they both had been beaten on by Vancouver police when the now-famous photos of them lying in the street was taken in the midst of. Jun 24, · Four years ago this month, the Vancouver Canucks lost in the seventh game of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup finals.
The city erupted in riots shortly afterwards, as it is wont to do on. Jun 22, · Last minutes of game #7 Stanley Cup final in which Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins. A very large crowd begins to leave just as game is ending and.Download