Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Vancouver riots start after Boston wins Stanley Cup (Video)

A Canucks fan in front of a burning pickup in downtown Vancouver. (Anthony Bolante/Reuters)
The streets of Vancouver turned chaotic Wednesday as angry hockey fans began rioting after the Canucks’ 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals.

The crowd set cars ablaze, and looters busted storefront windows, according to the Associated Press.

Riot police were dispatched to quell the unrest, but as darkness fell, some of the bonfires were seen raging on.

A similar scene played out in Vancouver in 1994 after the Canucks lost Game 7 to the New York Rangers.

The Vancouver police took to Twitter:

So sad watching our #VPD cars on fire and how quickly people can turn from law abiding to law breaking. #canucksriotless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

See more photos from the riots.

Here’s some video of the scene:

(Video via ABC7)

By Emily Ingram  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/16/2011

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