Images and videos from last night’s Vancouver hockey riots

Egyptians poured into the streets to unseat a dictator. Greeks battled police over crushing austerity measures. Canadians stormed the streets…over hockey. After the Boston Bruins bested the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup last night, rioters turned downtown Vancouver into a war zone, smashing windows, setting cars on fire, and starting brawls. It would ...

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Egyptians poured into the streets to unseat a dictator. Greeks battled police over crushing austerity measures. Canadians stormed the streets...over hockey.

After the Boston Bruins bested the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup last night, rioters turned downtown Vancouver into a war zone, smashing windows, setting cars on fire, and starting brawls. It would be less sad, if it didn't fit a pattern. In 1994, after another Stanley Cup loss, angry fans rioted for hours, leaving one person with serious brain damage after being shot in the head with a rubber bullet.

Egyptians poured into the streets to unseat a dictator. Greeks battled police over crushing austerity measures. Canadians stormed the streets…over hockey.

After the Boston Bruins bested the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup last night, rioters turned downtown Vancouver into a war zone, smashing windows, setting cars on fire, and starting brawls. It would be less sad, if it didn’t fit a pattern. In 1994, after another Stanley Cup loss, angry fans rioted for hours, leaving one person with serious brain damage after being shot in the head with a rubber bullet.

Here are some scenes from the street.

Riot police in front of a burning car in Vancouver last night.

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Some romance during the riots.

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Robert Zeliger is News Editor of Foreign Policy.

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