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Stay classy, Vancouver: Mob beats man for trying to protect storefront (video)

Jun 16, 2011, 3:05 PM EDT


Yeah, this video is pretty hard to watch, but it should be noted that the victim escaped seemingly without serious damage. The video centers on a couple of storefronts in the heart of the Vancouver riot, and we see a couple of men try to dissuade the throng from breaking the windows. But the mob begins shattering glass anyway, causing this one guy in the black shirt to run in and try to wave them off, as he yells “This is my city!” OK so far, but then he tries to fight back against the sea of louts, who surround and begin beating him. Damn, it’s Lord of the Flies.

The mob begins pummeling the guy at about the 3:06 mark.

The Canucks have to be really happy with all of these images of mayhem and destruction being perpetrated by people wearing their team gear.

Anyway, next year we may get a chance to see what a Vancouver riot looks like after their team wins. From

Odds to win the 2012 Stanley Cup:
Vancouver Canucks … 5/1
Boston Bruins … 8/1
Washington Capitals … 17/2

But seriously, unlike Kevin Bacon in Animal House, the guy in the black shirt should get a medal or something.

‘This Is My City!’ Disturbing Video From Vancouver Riot Shows Man Attacked By Mob [Sports Grid]

  1. sasquash20 - Jun 16, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Wow what a bunch of pussies. Look at how they throw there fist, weak ass chumps with no class. I’m now happy Boston won, and I hate Boston.

  2. lewp - Jun 16, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Yeah, I’m totally confused why people do this. People with skateboards, people covering their faces so they can’t be recognized, I don’t get it.

    Why would Vancouver people riot Vancouver? And did this store owner happen to play for the Bruins? (If he did, would it consitiute this?)

    Question: Is it possible this people are mad because they lost? 2nd Question: Do they somehow feel they are entitled to celebrate a winning hockey team? See, what I am saying is I have a theory that some people feel as though they are entilted to or in some sick way, because it’s them, they need to win or else some innocent bystander has to pay for them not winning. Even if it’s their own people( Vancouver). Solution? Eye for an eye logic. Capture one of the beasts, determine what any or all assets they have, then destroy them as if it were the storefront…then ask the hoodlum the question, “how do you like me now?”