Vancouver Riots: Canuck Fans Rampage After Stanley Cup Loss
Vancouver, British Columbia, was left to pick up the pieces this morning after angry fans of the Canucks rioted Wednesday night following the hockey team’s 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Police struggled to contain the crowd with tear gas as fires erupted in busy downtown intersections, storefronts were smashed by looters grabbing everything in sight and people dangled from light poles.
The city’s mayor described the rioting hockey fans as “hooligans.”
“It is extremely disappointing to see the situation in downtown Vancouver turn violent after tonight’s Stanley Cup game,” Robertson said, according to the Associated Press. “Vancouver is a world-class city and it is embarrassing and shameful to see the type of violence and disorder we’ve seen tonight.