What are the two "Anarchists" doing in the Middle of the Street in Vancouver, B.C. ?
Vancouver's police chief blamed "anarchists and criminals" for the riot after the Canucks' Game 7 Stanley Cup final loss Wednesday night, and said he was pleased with the way officers dealt with the riot.
Chief Jim Chu said the mayhem was stopped within three hours, about half the time it took to deal with the 1994 Stanley Cup riot, despite the bigger crowd Wednesday.
He said many off-duty officers came in after seeing the violence on television, and nine suffered injuries from thrown objects and being bitten.
Chu said almost 100 people were arrested, and expected more arrests as the public provide tips, video and photos of what happened.
He said 15 vehicles were set on fire, including two police cars.
The chief referred to those who took part in the riots as "young men and women disguised as Canucks fans who were actually criminals and anarchists. These were people who came equipped with masks, goggles and gasoline, even fire extinguishers that they would use as weapons."
Chu said many had also been arrested in violent protests in last year's Winter Olympics.
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The postgame riot in downtown Vancouver Wednesday evening took a severe toll on the city.
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