Vancouver: After the Riot as presented by: The Atlantic

Last Wednesday, June 15, thousands of Vancouver Canucks hockey fans gathered in their city's Rogers Arena to watch the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Boston Bruins. After the Canucks lost and the crowds poured out into the streets, some fans began rioting, smashing storefront windows, looting, and overturning cars. The following day, many volunteers gathered in downtown Vancouver to help clean up and repair the damage. They wrote thousands of emotional messages on the plywood covering storefronts, sidewalks, and police vehicles -- messages expressing anger at the rioters, pride in the city, and gratitude toward police and emergency workers. The spontaneous display of sentiment on these sheets of plywood appears to be important enough to the history of the city that the Museum of Vancouver will be saving them once they come down. Workers board up a store front on Robson Street that was broken into during riots. A Vancouver Police Department car, parked in front of Pacific Centre, covered in with notes of thanks and appreciation, after the June 15th riot. Scrubbing graffiti off the walls of buildings on Granville street. "Vancouver folks come out and show their true colours the day after the Stanley Cup riot".

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