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Vancouver Riots – A Taste of Western Social Media

Vancouver Riots 2011 06 15

Vancouver should of been sad and depressed after the loss to the Bruins after Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, gone home, and mourned, and reflected upon an amazing season by the Vancouver Canucks.

Instead, small groups of individuals took it upon themselves to start throwing objects at a large television screen, flip over a car, start fires, vandalize and destroy one of the most beautiful downtown cores in the world.

Vancouver Police Department with assistance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, quickly brought these rioters under control after three hours, showing amazing control and restraint under some very tense conditions.

Within’ minutes of these hooligans starting this 3 hours of destruction and violence, civilians started tweeting, phoning and volunteering photos and video of the actions of small groups of individuals.

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Slave Lake After the Fires

What a business sign looks like after the #slavelake fire. on Twitpic  Fires ravaged through Slave Lake, Alberta this past week, destroying 40% of the town, mostly in the southeastern section of  the town,  where half the homes were consumed by flames. The mall, town hall and many downtown businesses were destroyed, and 7,000  people were evacuated.

Pictures are just now coming out showing the extent of the devastation to the community, and I have to thank @britl on Twitter for sharing these with the world.

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