Photo courtesy yfrog/Lisa Johnson
Soon after the Vancouver Canucks lost game 7 of the Stanley Cup hockey series to the Boston Bruins, rioting broke out. As the rioting became more intense, we found numerous pictures on photo-sharing sites such as Twitpic and yfrog.
As you can see in the picture above and in the gallery below, a car was set on fire, a truck was flipped over, and when police entered the area of downtown Vancouver with full riot gear, crazed fans were throwing beer bottles and shoes at their plastic shields, according to CTV News.
As the rioting intensified, so did the volume of user content on Twitter and Facebook. Some rioters are even posing for pictures that were subsequently posted on Facebook, making them much easier to catch as soon as the intensity of the moment dies down.
KEEP READING: Vancouver Riots 2011: 8000+ People Join Cleanup Group on Facebook Pics and video we found were sourced from people who were observing the riot firsthand and then uploaded their content to YouTube, Twitpics and yfrog. Our thanks to those uploaders who we haven’t credited yet.
Update: We’re hearing reports of the rioting intensifying, with rioters looting an electronics store and others. Stores allegedly involved include London Drugs, Futureshop (an electronics retailer) and The Bay.
According to The New York Times, the police have now declared an area in downtown Vancouver an “illegal assembly zone.”