Vancouver riots cause ‘$1 billion worth of bad publicity’ for city

Bedlam erupted after the city’s hockey team lost the Stanley Cup last night, marking the second time in 20 years that Canadians have rioted following a hockey final.

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Canadian cities tend to go crazy when their teams are in the Stanley Cup Finals.

This applies win or lose. Montreal residents have rioted in the past when their hockey team, the Canadiens, won the top prize in the NHL. Strange way to celebrate a win.

Alas, Vancouver exploded last night after Boston destroyed the team’s hopes of winning Lord Stanley’s Cup. According to CTV:

“Cars were overturned, store windows were smashed and smoke was billowing from overturned vehicles that had been lit ablaze. Looters were seen stealing makeup, clothing and even a mannequin from major retailers including the Bay, Chapters and Sears.”

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