Thursday, June 16, 2011

Vancouver Riots: Is It Safe There?

Last Saturday, I was caught up in Canuck fever.
In Vancouver for a travel bloggers' convention, I watched the hockey playoff game on one of many big screens set up across the city - and, along with thousands of other diehard and impromptu fans, celebrated the Canucks' win by strolling downtown amid a sea of smiles and blue jerseys.

What a difference a few days - and a bitter loss to the Boston Bruins - makes.
Following last night's 4-0 defeat in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, angry Vancouver spectators smashed store windows, set cars ablaze and showered those same giant TV screens with beer bottles - evoking memories of riots following Vancouver's Stanley Cup loss in 1994, and prompting Mayor Gregor Robertson to call the violence "embarrassing and shameful."
Much More HERE

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