The 40 most dramatic photos of Vancouver's 2011 Stanley Cup riot

 

The best photos from our photographers and readers.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Rioters smash the windows of the Bank of Montreal at Homer and Georgia after the Canucks lost Game 7 of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday. June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, B.C.</div>
 

Rioters smash the windows of the Bank of Montreal at Homer and Georgia after the Canucks lost Game 7 of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday. June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, B.C.

Photograph by: Ian Lindsay, PNG

 
<div id="page1">Rioters smash the windows of the Bank of Montreal at Homer and Georgia after the Canucks lost Game 7 of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday. June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, B.C.</div>
People take pictures of a burning vehicle on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.
A scene from downtown Vancouver when rioting erupted after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup Final June 15, 2011.
Two police cars are set on fire after the Vancouver Canucks lose to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup final.
Police walk through smoke grenades after a rioting crowd torched two police cars in Vancouver, June 15 2011.
Police subdue a fan during a riot after the Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to the Boston Bruins June 15, 2011.
Vancouver Canucks fans riot after their team lost to the Boston Bruins in NHL Stanley Cup final in Vancouver June 15, 2011.
A scene from downtown Vancouver when rioting erupted after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup Final June 15, 2011.
Vancouver police patrol Granville Street in the aftermath of a riot in Vancouver which started after the Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals to the Boston Bruins.
A man taunts officers during the riots in Vancouver June 15, 2011.
A police officer calms a rioter in downtown Vancouver.
Canucks fans move along West Georgia as police discharge flash bangs into the crowd after the reading of the riot act on June 15, 2011.
People write messages on boards on the side of the Bay the morning after the riots.
Canucks fans riot after the Vancouver Canucks lose to the  Boston Bruins in The Stanley cup final, Vancouver, June 15 2011.
Smoke continue to rise over downtown Vancouver two hours after the Game 7 of Stanley Cup between Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins ended. A  riot started in downtown Vancouver after the local team lost the Stanley Cup.
Vancouver Canucks fans riot after their team lost to the Boston Bruins in NHL Stanley Cup final in Vancouver , B.C. June 15, 2011.
Riot police walk the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, as the city broke out in riots, following the Vancouver Canucks loss in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Canucks fans render first aid to an unconsciuos man injured in a fight after the Vancouver Canucks lose to the  Boston Bruins in The Stanley Cup Finals in Vancouver, June 15 2011.
Vancouver Canucks fans riot after their team lost to the Boston Bruins in NHL Stanley Cup final in Vancouver , B.C. June 15, 2011.
People take pictures of a burning vehicle on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Hooligans toss a maniquin through the windows of Granville street stores.
Canucks fans riot after the Vancouver Canucks lose to the  Boston Bruins in The Stanley cup final, Vancouver, June 15 2011.
Canucks fans riot after the Vancouver Canucks lose to the  Boston Bruins in The Stanley cup final, Vancouver, June 15 2011.
Vancouver Canucks fans riot after their team lost to the Boston Bruins in NHL Stanley Cup final in Vancouver , B.C. June 15, 2011.
Canucks fans riot after the Vancouver Canucks lose to the  Boston Bruins in The Stanley cup final, Vancouver, June 15 2011.
Canucks fans riot after the Vancouver Canucks lose to the  Boston Bruins in The Stanley cup final, Vancouver, June 15 2011.
Canucks fans riot after the Vancouver Canucks lose to the  Boston Bruins in The Stanley cup final, Vancouver, June 15 2011.
Canucks fans riot after the Vancouver Canucks lose to the  Boston Bruins in The Stanley cup final, Vancouver, June 15 2011.
Citizens armed with plastic bags and brooms swept up broken glass, litter and trash downtown this morning after last night's Stanley Cup riot. They worked alongside Vancouver City crews, who worked through the night and reported 90 per cent of the mess had been cleared by noon.
Police officers in riot gear patrol Vancouver, British Columbia streets during a cleanup of the damage June 16, 2011 as a result of rioting after the Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7, the final and deciding game of the Stanley Cup playoffs to the Boston Bruins on June 15, 2011.
Police officers in riot gear patrol Vancouver, British Columbia streets during a cleanup of the damage June 16, 2011 as a result of rioting after the Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7, the final and deciding game of the Stanley Cup playoffs to the Boston Bruins on June 15, 2011.
Fans at Richards and Georgia   after  seventh game of Stanley Cup finals  between the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, B.C.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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