Vancouver riots

Why I came out as a feminist

Announcing a new blog on being young, feminist and Canadian. VO's Feminista bloggers share their stories on International Women's Day.

"Gratitude is the force multiplier": video of 2011 through tweets

A look back at all the big (and not so big) events this year via tweets.

Vancouver in 2011: a year in pictures

Take a look back at 2011 captured through the cameras of our talented VO Photo Pool members.

Tsunami, riots, Occupy, civic election, casino, Keystone XL pipeline, tar sands: VO's top stories in 2011

2011 was a year of big stories on the Vancouver Observer. From natural disasters to political unrest, many of the events around the world impacted people in Vancouver, while a few of the big stories...

Mayor Gregor Robertson comments on Vancouver Riot Review report: live blog

"What happened that night had a terrible impact on our city," Mayor Gregor Robertson says, "particularly on the employees and businesses." He says he walked downtown hours after the riots happened. "...

Riot Review: lack of police not to blame

John Furlong and Doug Keefe released a review of the 2011 Stanley Cup riot, titled “The Night the City Became a Stadium”. The report blames alcohol and too many people in the viewing area, and...

Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu on Vancouver riot arrests

"Canada is not Britain, the courts are different, the riots were different,” Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu said at a news conference at police headquarters today, in response to the public outrage...

London riots: Social media sparks clean up and rioter identification

In the early aftermath of the London riots, social media such as Facebook and twitter have mobilized people to help clean up the damaged streets. As with the Vancouver riot cleanup, many...

London riots caused by "futureless youth" in UK?

The first fatality has been claimed in the London riots, while arrests have climbed to nearly 700, according to the Guardian.  The trigger of the riots was the police shooting of a young black...

Vancouver riots: hundreds still to be investigated, as police work continues

More than a hundred people are still under investigation for criminal acts during the Vancouver riots, a police press release said today.  A list of statistics regarding the riots came in this...