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Vancouver 2011 Stanley Cup Riots

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by phrenic, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Not a proud moment for the city.

    No artistic shots and not a good example of the capabilities of the system, but thought you guys might be interested in seeing some scenes from a terrible night. I apologize for the poor shots, but it was not a good time to compose and make sure the focus was good..

    I live in the heart of the downtown core and had friends over..we saw fires and have to admit that we were curious as to what was happening..didn't take long for teargas to be fired into the crowds and flash bangs to go off. The situation deteriorated rapidly into violence and chaos and it was time to get the hell out of there. Like 28 Days Later or any number of 'fast zombie' movies..it's scary to see angry unpredictable mobs bashing in windows trying to get in.

    (apologies for the small thumbnails, just playing around with picasa as an alternative to flickr. Hopefully you guys can see the pics ok)

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/RHpJgBi4Dlp2yi9l98mj6w?feat=embedwebsite">https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Fb_815gLzgA/TfrqH54JDsI/AAAAAAAAACQ/FAy69by-i3o/s144/P6153643.JPG" height="108" width="144" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/115206420218300518776/20110615?feat=embedwebsite">2011-06-15</a></td></tr></table>

    Scary to see teargas shot into the crowd...time to go.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7QGK9PTyFEEDw8R8Cyz8_A?feat=embedwebsite">[img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pn3w27PnDzg/TfrqWy8WKZI/AAAAAAAAACw/GK_rOEQUn0M/s144/P6153650.JPG" height="108" width="144" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/115206420218300518776/20110615?feat=embedwebsite">2011-06-15</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/QyZPVrCgQuHy3S9XusgNjQ?feat=embedwebsite">[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BUf-KdBGb1Y/Tfrqdb2mEpI/AAAAAAAAADg/G0LLDVtzQNU/s144/P6153662.JPG" height="144" width="108" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/115206420218300518776/20110615?feat=embedwebsite">2011-06-15</a></td></tr></table>

    It's not a good feeling to see flash bang grenades, teargas and mounted riot police on the street you live on. Taken from inside my 8th floor apartment.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/YEQYgS7oXMRwHGTaWf1V8A?feat=embedwebsite">[img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OEzRcLKHWE4/Tfrqat_8xYI/AAAAAAAAADM/e0k9jduyrhg/s144/P6153659.JPG" height="144" width="108" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/115206420218300518776/20110615?feat=embedwebsite">2011-06-15</a></td></tr></table>

    Note the overturned burning van.

    A few more shots here if you're interested. <table style="width:194px;"><tr><td align="center" style="height:194px;background:url([url]https://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/transparent_album_background.gif[/url]) no-repeat left"><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/115206420218300518776/20110615?feat=embedwebsite">[ATTACH=full]167350[/ATTACH]"160" height="160" style="margin:1px 0 0 4px;"></a></td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:11px"><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/115206420218300518776/20110615?feat=embedwebsite" style="color:#4D4D4D;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;">2011-06-15</a></td></tr></table>
     
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