Wednesday night's riots in Vancouver after the Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals required a heavy price for at least a few hundred people. For what it's worth, it looks like the event didn't produce quite as much damage as the one that went down in 1994, when the Canucks lost a Game 7 to the Rangers.
Vancouver's police chief says almost 100 arrests have been made, with about 140 people treated for injuries at local hospitals, including nine police officers, one of whom was hit with a brick. At least four of the injuries are serious, with three involving knives and one leaving a man in critical condition. Officials say there was more looting this time around than in '94, but the tiny bit of good news is that violence appears to have been slightly lessened.
The last time this happened in Vancouver, something like 200 people were injured, though that could also have something to do with the more overwhelmed police presence that was available at the time, as evidenced by there being only 50 arrests despite a similarly sized crowd.
The Vancouver Police Department is also able to employ social media this time around, so that arrests number could swell in the coming days.
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