Irish Patriot And Jedward Fan Leads Vancouver Riots

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj4jIpygAMw&feature=player_embedded

And by ‘leads’ we mean ‘repeatedly punches a stationary jeep with his fists’.

Is he Canadian and just borrowed the t-shirt or is he part of our export-led recovery?

We may never know.

Thanks Aidan Buckley in Vancouver

Previously: Vancouver Riot Photos

22 thoughts on “Irish Patriot And Jedward Fan Leads Vancouver Riots

  1. B Hewson

    The amazing thing is Vancouver is constantly top in the world’s most livable city Index – which looks at schools, roads, healthcare, quality of life, freedoms, governance, transport etc Just goes to show that you can provide people with everything they and society need for a happy life some people want to wreck it. Arseholes.

    1. Cheese

      Arseholes, yes, but were the riots in relation to any of that or was it because vancouver lost the Stanley Cup?

  2. orieldude

    It’s very entertaining that more people just stood around filming these riots with their phones than either took part or made any attempt to stop it.

        1. Nigel

          It seems like a moot point. he probably wouldn’t have done it in the first place if he wasn’t in the middle of million rioting idiots. The cameras seem like an afterthought. And, y’know, an aid to prosecution.

  3. Nigel

    Maybe the jeep has come to represent whoever it was loaned him the shirt?
    Of course, popular sports are a necessary safety valve in any functioning society, channeling masses of energy, focus and intelligence that might otherwise be engaged with national or international politics, submerging rational individuals into an unthinking herd mentality passionately obsessed with trivial endeavours. Every now and then the safety valve blows and sublimated aggression and barely comprehended frutrations explode into violence and anarchy. It’s a small price to pay to keep such a large percenyage of the populace relatively docile and ineffective. Anyone who’s been on a train full of GAA supporters will know what I’m talkin’ about.

    1. Mr Meh

      Word! Still, the police evidently didnt do their job there at all to protect people and property- they are meant to be keeping that herd mentality at bay.

    2. New Century Schoolbook

      Very true. Sport is very much seen as a way to divert attention away from the unscrupulous dealings of sinister politicians in bed with big business and international media.

      But it’s changing. People are realising that it’s a global movement which is needed to bring power back to the people. Cozy cartels are in for a big shock in the decades to come.

      1. Kram

        ‘If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever’.

  4. rapmachine no diggidy no doubt

    haha he’d busted his hand so badly he was near puking at the end, definite break, lesson learned, smashing car windows with your fist should be left to the movies.

    the rioters from the suburbs apparently, isnt it always the way?

    1. IrelandGuy

      “haha he’d busted his hand so badly he was near puking at the end” – exactly what I was thinking!

  5. Jo

    Not a viral video Im afraid – we were there! Just scumbags who had planned to riot either way, the real hockey fans didnt want this at all

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