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59 Riot and Protesting Initiatives

Inspired by the NHL Riots in Vancouver

— June 16, 2011 — Social Good
At the end of the Stanley Cup final, some of the fans of the losing team caused NHL riots in the streets of Vancouver and other places.

Riots are nothing new. The concept, which popularized in the 60s, originally stemmed from protesting. However, sometimes the idea takes a violent turn when certain members of the group get upset. Then, riots ensue and damage, ranging from vandalism to looting and even assault, follows.

The NHL riots have been splashed across media vehicles worldwide and one Vancouver fan that participated, Brock Anton, has now even become a Trending Topic on Twitter as he highly publicized his crimes against police officers via Facebook.

The NHL riots have had devastating results. According to the Vancouver Sun as well as other newspapers such as the Boston Globe, many people have been hospitalized.
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Flash Mob Tax Protests
Flash Mob Tax Protests
US Uncut Amuses and Confuses B of A Employees with 'Pay Up' Performance
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Fence Twitter Accounts
Fence Twitter Accounts
The G20 Fence Twitter Handle is Loaded with Sarcasm
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Epic Online Activism
Epic Online Activism
Social Media to Fund Malaria Stricken Countries
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Flash Mob Politics
Flash Mob Politics
Egyptian Protests Threatened by Social Media Shut-Downs
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Hilarious Activism Ads
Hilarious Activism Ads
WWF Earth Hour 2011 Commercial is Clever and Memorable
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52
Olympic Protest
Olympic Protest
Torch Snuffed Out Twice in Paris, Attacked in London
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Online Activism Initiatives
Online Activism Initiatives
The Gap Facebook Campaign Aims to Donate $1 for Every Like
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50
Anti-Genocide Paparazzi
Anti-Genocide Paparazzi
George Clooney's Satellite Sentinel Project Crowdsources Sudan Watchers
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49
Profane Protests
Profane Protests
Viral Chinese 'Grass Mud Horse' Pranks Fight for Freedom of Speech
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48
Terrorist-Fighting Donut Holes
Terrorist-Fighting Donut Holes
9/11 Inspires Questionable Culinary Creations
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Name-Changing for Activism
Name-Changing for Activism
PETA Intern Becomes CutoutDissection.com
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Personalize Video Activism
Personalize Video Activism
“Who Can Make A Difference?” for AARP
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45
Supercar Destruction Protests
Supercar Destruction Protests
Angry Chinese Man Publicly Destroyed His Lamborghini Gallardo
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44
Student Eco Activism
Student Eco Activism
14-Year-Old Lauren Spaulding Stands up to BP About the Gulf Oil Spill
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Fake Currency As Protest
Fake Currency As Protest
The Zero Dollar Bill
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Roof-Top Protests
Roof-Top Protests
Greenpeace Fights E-Waste From the Roof of Hewlett-Packard
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Extreme Climate Change Protest
Extreme Climate Change Protest
Greenpeace Jumps On Airplane
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Tweeting Maintenance Mayhem
Tweeting Maintenance Mayhem
Scheduled Twitter Shutdown Paused For Iranian Protests
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Protester Armor
Protester Armor
The C.O.P Suit Helps Protect You While You Stand For Your Cause
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Flash Mob Activism
Flash Mob Activism
Swiss Flashmobs Demonstrate Possibilities of Nuclear Plant Meltdown
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Knitting as Political Protest
Knitting as Political Protest
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Controversial Canine Activism
Controversial Canine Activism
PETA Dresses as KKK To Protest Westminster Dog Show in NYC
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Conan-Leno Protest Signs
Conan-Leno Protest Signs
Coco Supporters Sport Conan Love at '30 Rock for Conan' Rally
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Political Talk Show Controversies
Political Talk Show Controversies
‘Republicans and Dominicans' on Regis and Kelly
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Live Revolutions on Twitter
Live Revolutions on Twitter
With All Media Channels Blocked, Moldova Shows Conflict on Interne
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Anarchist Ice Cream Trucks
Anarchist Ice Cream Trucks
Frozen Treats and Molotov Cocktails
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Twitter Shaming
Twitter Shaming
Microbloggers Blast CNN's Iran Election Coverage at #CNNfail
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Riot Tourism
Riot Tourism
Political Activist Travel Breaks Down Geographic Barriers for Protesters
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Angry Photography
Angry Photography
'They Were Not Happy' by Daniel Van Lopes Explores Discontent
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Anarchist Classical Paintings
Anarchist Classical Paintings
Billy Norrby Modernizes Elegant Works in an Epic Fashion
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Robo Cops
Robo Cops
Peru Riot Police Uniforms Unveiled
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Pocket-Sized Riots
Pocket-Sized Riots
James Cauty Stirs Some Controversy Over Immortalizing Riots in Jam Jars
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Raging Riot Photography
Raging Riot Photography
Boston.com Captures Piercing Protest Pictures
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Battle-Scarred Cartoons
Battle-Scarred Cartoons
English Russia's Compilation of Cartoon War Heroes
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Revealing Activist Photography
Revealing Activist Photography
G20 London Protest Photographs Capture Truth of Political Action
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Water Bottle Activism
Water Bottle Activism
B'eau Pal Water Brings Awareness to India
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Artisically Portraying Riots
Artisically Portraying Riots
Emotive Photo Journalism Finds Beauty in Human Emotion
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Urban Protest Art
Urban Protest Art
The Anti-Gentrification Street Art in Alabama is Something Worth Fighting For
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Stripping Down for Alter-Globalization
Stripping Down for Alter-Globalization
European Social Forum Protest
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Bullet Proof Baby Protection
Bullet Proof Baby Protection
Woman Shoots at Baby on Bulletproofbaby Spoof Site
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Defending Bacon
Defending Bacon
7-Year-Old ‘King Curtis' Takes a Stand for Pork on Reality TV
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Protesting Peeping Toms
Protesting Peeping Toms
Clothed Tourist Sparks “Mini-Riot” at White Cockatoo
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Artsy Pedestrian Activism
Artsy Pedestrian Activism
Brazilian Activists Paint Guerrilla Pedestrian Lines for Safety
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Agent Provocateur's Guantánamo Bay Protest
Agent Provocateur's Guantánamo Bay Protest
'Fair Trial My Arse' Panties
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Nude Nuclear Protests
Nude Nuclear Protests
‘The Environmentals' Stage Clothes-Free Activism Contest
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Public Advertising Anarchy
Public Advertising Anarchy
New York Street Advertising Takeover Axes 120 Billboards
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Bare Bodies For Animal Activism
Bare Bodies For Animal Activism
Danity Kane Show Support For PETA
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Documenting Masked Rioters
Documenting Masked Rioters
The Black Bloc Wreaks Havoc on Toronto Streets at the G20
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Riot Beauty Photography
Riot Beauty Photography
Muir Vidler Captures Some Cheeky Girls in Harmful Situations
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Laugh-Inducing Protests
Laugh-Inducing Protests
These Funny Protesters Make Fighting the Man Fun
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Shocking Eco-Activism
Shocking Eco-Activism
'Crude Awakening' by Jane Fulton Alt Photographs the Oil Spill
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Crowdsourced Criminal Identifiers
Crowdsourced Criminal Identifiers
The Vancouver 2011 Riot Criminal List Tumblr Shows the Crime
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Urinating Constable Creations
Urinating Constable Creations
'Petra' by Marcel Walldorf is Pissing Off Police Officers
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3D Activism Ad
3D Activism Ad
Graphic Anti-Whaling Campaign
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Humorous Demonstrations
Humorous Demonstrations
The Best Protest Signs of 2009
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Riot Photography
Riot Photography
Crowdsourced Photography Becomes Go-To for G20 Riots in Toronto
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Naked Protesting
Naked Protesting
Hot 'Chicks' Battle KFC in Australia
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