the stupid few will once again ruin it for the rest. Hope no one gets seriously hurt but I have a feeling that nothing positive will come out of this.
Although it's interesting how quickly in this day and age the news spreads, I'm watching it on the news and getting updates via the web of latest videos uploaded about this.
What really gets me is the contrast between these Vancouver cowards and those around the world who engage in protest or even riot who are fighting for basic freedoms and living conditions we take for granted. I think an appropriate sentence for the Vancouver rioters would be 3 months in the likes of a Syrian jail. It would do them a lot more good than 2 years in a Canadian jail. (Of course, we'd be lucky if they see a month in jail here.)
I remember back in the 80s when we had the Grey Cup in Vancouver. Being students, of course we didn't have tickets. But a large group of us headed downtown from UBC. We started a game of touch foot ball on the Art Gallery lawn and soon the police blocked off Georgia so we could take the game to the street. Hundreds of people were playing foot ball. No one got intentionally hurt (beside the odd wipe-out on the pavement). No one's livelihood got damaged or destroyed. Sad to see how far we have come...