Thursday, June 16, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
Part One of The Current
It's Thursday June 16th.
The Boston Bruins are the 2011 Stanley Cup champions.
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This is the Current.
Stanley Cup Vancouver Riots
We started this segment with sound from the Vancouver riots after the Stanley Cup game. They had expected to cheer. Instead the sounds outside Vancouver's Rogers Arena were of breaking glass, sirens and a frenzied crowd as riots swept through parts of Vancouver's downtown after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins.
As you've been hearing in the news, parts of the city around the area where the game was played were engulfed in flames and frenzy into the small hours of this morning. And As he confronted the chaos around him, a very disappointed Mayor Gregor Robertson pulled no punches. We heard from him.
Priya Ramu is a CBC news reporter in Vancouver. She was out in Vancouver last night, and she's still there this morning.
CBC's Ian Hanomansing covered the 1994 riots when Vancouver went to the 7th game of the Stanley Cup final only to lose to the New York Rangers. He joined us from Vancouver.
Amanda Caliguri joined us by phone. She was at the Canucks game last night and then she went back to her downtown Vancouver restaurant, Da Gino to find it attacked by rioters.
John Ashbridge has been the Canucks PA announcer for almost 25 years. He joined us by phone.
Deb Simmie lives in Vancouver. She's already thinking about next steps and she started a Facebook page called Post Riot Cleanup - Let's Help Vancouver. The event page already has some 11 thousand members. Deb Simmie was in Vancouver.
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