VPD concerned some media “incited” crowds to gather before Stanley Cup riot


For the first time, the Vancouver police department has issued a statement suggesting some media “incited” crowds to gather before the June 15 Stanley Cup riot.

The police took the unusual step this week of issuing the formal statement to clarify a story concerning communications between police and the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch before the riot.

“Reports that VPD received information from the Liquor Control and Licensing Board that there would be a riot are simple wrong and untrue,” the statement said.

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Neal Hall – Vancouver Sun – September 23, 2011.

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