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Nearly 150 hurt in Vancouver riot following loss

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Damn !!! Talk about sore losers

By JEREMY HAINSWORTH Associated Press The Associated Press
Thursday, June 16, 2011 1:27 PM EDT
More Sports NewsVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Almost 150 people required hospital treatment overnight as rioters swept through downtown Vancouver following a Canucks loss to the Boston Bruins in the decisive Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final.

Vancouver Coastal Health spokeswoman Anna Marie D'Angelo said Thursday three stabbing victims have been admitted and an unidentified man is in critical condition with head injuries after a fall.

She said most of the rioting victims were treated at St. Paul's Hospital in downtown Vancouver, while about 40, including the stabbing cases and the head injury patient, were being treated at Vancouver General Hospital.

Rioting and looting left cars burned, stores in shambles and windows shattered over a roughly ten block radius of the city's main shopping district.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said "organized hoodlums bent on creating chaos incited the riot" and noted the city proved with the 2010 Winter Olympics that it could hold peaceful gatherings. A local business leader estimated more than 50 businesses have been damage

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Wordsofwit

Jun 16 @ 5:51PM  
In Canada no less We had the Mavs victory parade in downtown Dallas. They projected a quarter of a million people along the parade route. It caused total gridlock in downtown Dallas.
sugarnspice005

Jun 16 @ 7:03PM  
Wow!!! Them are some sore losers!
onehornytoad69

Jun 16 @ 7:32PM  
I just watched parts of it on the News....Geeeez!

Go Bruins!!!!!
StraddleMyNose

Jun 16 @ 8:27PM  
A lot of young punks trying to find a reason to cause destruction to public and private property.
tassie1

Jun 17 @ 7:17AM  
i bet Kit Kat had something to do with it
onehornytoad69

Jun 17 @ 7:40AM  
i bet Kit Kat had something to do with it

Good one tassie!!! Greenie for the comment!

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Nearly 150 hurt in Vancouver riot following loss