Wikipedia Entry Vancouver Riot – June 18, 2011

The group that flipped the first car is the same group that was chanting “Let’s go riot, let’s go riot” early in the first period of the game. [National Post, June 18, 2011. page A25, Jennifer Kennedy, Vancouver]. The riot began to take shape at the last five minutes of the third period of the hockey game, with some spectators throwing objects at the large screens at the viewing area. By 7:30pm, pockets of activity began to take hold as various fans and people in attendance began setting fire to Boston Bruin flags.[1] Soon afterwards, rioters overturned and set fire to two vehicles in front of the main Canada Post headquarters, and there were reports of similar car fires in a nearby car park. In total, 15 cars were burned, including two police cars. Windows were smashed in various department stores, a bank and many businesses along the West Georgia corridor. One man was taken to hospital in critical condition after he attempted to jump from the Georgia Viaduct onto another platform and fell.[5] Police say several fans wearing Canucks attire poured seven jerrycans filled with gasoline over a black Honda Civic parked in front of the stadium.[citation needed] In a nearby parking lot, two Vancouver Police squad cars were also set on fire.[6][7][8][9] Several hundred attendants were attempting to leave after a showing of the Broadway musical Wicked but were trapped and remained inside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, which was situated in the riot zone.[10][11] By midnight, the majority of the crowd had dispersed. The Vancouver Police Department made well over 100 arrests during the riot. 85 people were arrested for breach of peace, eight for public intoxication and eight for breaking and entering, assault or theft.[4]

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  4. ^ a b c “2011 Stanley Cup riot “worse” than 1994″. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  5. ^ Fournier, Suzanne (2010-11-30). “St. Paul’s ER swamped by injured”. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  6. ^ Mike Hager, Andrea Woo, Adrienne Tanner (June 16, 2011). “Downtown Vancouver rocked by Stanley Cup post-game riot”. Vancouver Sun. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  7. ^ “Angry Canucks fans set cars ablaze, fling bottles after loss”. Toronto Star. The Canadian Press. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  8. ^ Meiszner, Peter (15 June 2011). “Chaos in downtown Vancouver after losing Stanley Cup”. Global News. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  9. ^ Austin, Ian; Cooper, Sam; Douziech, Sarah; Chan, Cheryl (15 June 2011). “Car flipped over and torched near Canada Post building”. The Province. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  10. ^ Canada. “Bystanders share experiences of Vancouver riots after Stanley Cup loss”. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  11. ^ Gold, Kerry (2011-06-17). “Singer Bublé launches ad campaign to identify rioters”. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  12. ^ a b “Vancouver police arrest nearly 100 in riot”. (CBC News). 2011-06-16. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  13. ^ By the CNN Wire Staff. “Vancouver police blame Stanley Cup riots on anarchists CNN June 16, 2011”. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  14. ^ Boesvald, Sarah (2011-06-18). “Vancouver Riot: Police made mistakes, says author report on 1994 mayhem”. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  15. ^ Jenny Uechi (2011-05-27). “Vancouver riot clean up brings locals and non-locals together”. The Vancouver Observer. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  16. ^ a b Scallan, Niamh (2011-06-17). “Six rioters turn themselves in, police upping investigation team”. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  17. ^ Lesley Ciarula Taylor (Jun 16 2011). “Thousands volunteer online to clean up Vancouver’s riot mess”. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  18. ^ Hager, Mike. “Anatomy Of A Riot”. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  19. ^ Canada. “Cup proves to be ratings winner for CBC, NBC”. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  20. ^ By Medha, Vancouver Sun June 17, 2011. “Chaos attracts international attention, and leaves city with black eye”. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  21. ^ “Vancouver riots: A kiss amid the chaos?”. BBC News. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  22. ^ Fond, Petti (2011-06-17). “Woman in kissing couple photo was knocked down by police”. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
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