Saturday, June 25, 2011

New footage of the day Canada lost the Stanley Cup and its reputation: Vancouver Hockey Riot 2011

Deadspin has made available this amazing new footage taken in the initial minutes of what became the infamous Vancouver Riot of 2011.

Incomprehensible behaviour of youth unloading their rage and frustration at a flipped car, the expressions on their faces, and the mounting collective rage that can almost be felt are captured in these images to show exactly how a gathering of otherwise peaceful hockey fans turns into an unruly mob with a marked thirst for violence which led to the sad events that ensued.

Again, as in other instances of such riots, the police is almost absent when it is most needed.

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