There's a lot going on in the aftermath of the Stanley Cup Finals in Vancouver, and not much of it is good. It started almost immediately after Game 7 ended around 8 p.m. local time, as young men pelted the giant video board in the street where fans had gathered to watch the game. From there, riots only escalated.
This video via the Kurtenblog is from the start of the mayhem, and it's perhaps the ultimate symbol of anarchy -- people smashing police cars.
Some other bits of news from the evening:
- An audience downtown viewing the play Wicked were kept inside a theater for a considerable amount of time after the show ended out of fear for their safety.
- There are reports of fatalities, and given the massive size of the events, it seems like that's definitely possible. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson held a press conference at around 10:30 local time and couldn't confirm those reports, however. They're still being spread via Twitter without confirmation.
- All bridges into downtown Vancouver are closed. Public transportation inbound to downtown Vancouver is shut down as well, with trains only running to remove people from the area where the rioting is taking place.
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