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The Real Face of Vancouver: Hockey Fans Clean Up Their Town After Riot

Volunteers are still taking to the streets of Vancouver to clean up after Wednesday night’s hockey riots.

In the immediate aftermath, citizens worked alongside city crews, sweeping and bagging through the night. An estimated 90% of the mess was cleaned up by noon on Thursday morning.

Cleanup efforts are expected to continue through Saturday.

Check out this set of images of real fans rolling up their sleeves and getting the job done by Andy Fang Photography.

(Hat tip: Linda Weinberg.)

[Photo credit: nicky Tu –, one of a series of images of a boarded-up area that turned into an impromptu message board for people to express their feelings of regret and solidarity. The big text, in Canucks colors, reads: “On Behalf of team and my city, I’m Sorry!”]


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