Video: 2010 Heart Attack sees anti-Olympic protesters clash with riot police in Vancouver

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      Here's a few clips from the 2010 Heart Attack protest, which saw anti-Olympic activists march on downtown Vancouver, cause damage to commercial property, and clash with police in riot gear on the second day of the 2010 Winter Games (February 13).

      Photo gallery: Anti-Olympic protesters unleash 2010 Heart Attack on Vancouver


      Masked protesters drag newspaper boxes onto West Georgia Street and then smash a window at the Bay using a chair and Province box.


      Riot police box protesters in at West Georgia and Cardero streets and chaos ensues.


      On Robson Street, riot police advance on protesters from both sides, boxing them in. One police officer shoves a man on the sidewalk and another uses a riot shield to hit local photographer Kris Krug. Activists chant "No Olympics on stolen Native land".

      You can follow Stephen Hui on Twitter at twitter.com/stephenhui.

      See also:
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      Photos: Signs of Olympic resistance in Vancouver
      Photos: 2010 Poverty Olympics showcase homelessness in Vancouver
      Video: 2010 Poverty Olympics poke fun at serious issues facing Vancouver

      Comments

      21 Comments

      Relexis

      Feb 14, 2010 at 12:22am

      That really helped the poor and downtrodden. Must be wonderful to be so self righteous and yet such a burden to have to go back to mommy and daddy's Shaughnessy and Point Grey mansions.

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      sw

      Feb 14, 2010 at 1:44am

      what a bunch of misguided losers these protesters are.

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      Jen

      Feb 14, 2010 at 2:29am

      Right and then after the police boxed them in they felt the need to smash a bunch of windows.....

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      Sean

      Feb 14, 2010 at 3:05am

      Your comment Relexis, makes you sound like an asshole. I know it's the internet but maybe you should put more thought into what you're saying.

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      tired

      Feb 14, 2010 at 4:03am

      Oh great. All it takes is a couple of inconsiderate self-righteous kids breaking windows and dragging newspaper boxes around to:

      A) Make all Anti-Olympic protests appear directionless and juvenile.
      B) Give the police the perfect excuse to use excessive force on all protesters from now on.
      C) Have an average underpaid worker clean up the mess (i.e. broken glass) after them.
      D) Make it even harder for peaceful marches, such as the non-Olympic-related DTES Women's Memorial March to be received without conflict. An annual memorial when people sometimes dress in black to commemorate the murdered and missing women, not antagonise unprovoked police violence.

      Good job. I guess I can't wear my black hoodie for the next two weeks, since I'm a low-income visible minority and under thirty. Thanks. What a revolution. You really tore down the walls of The Conformist Machine.

      P.S. Some protesters cover their faces to protect their jobs and families if their employers or schools are not particularly forgiving of exercising the right to peaceful freedom of speech.

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      Amanda Silky

      Feb 14, 2010 at 4:45am

      Poor fools.
      They should have had more manpower.

      **Ooops, sorry!!!!**

      MANPOWER is soooo SEXIST!!!!!!

      I AM SUCH A SEXIST!!!!! BAD BAD BAD!!!!!!!

      I guess this whole thing is defeated before it even got started.

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      LivesOnThisLand

      Feb 14, 2010 at 4:49am

      Best part about all the protests and the chant is that everyone involved all live on this "stolen" land. Maybe they should look at themselves and realize how hyprocritical they are of themselves.

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      El Yippie

      Feb 14, 2010 at 4:56am

      Useful idiots, helping to bring on the NWO / One World Government.

      Trotsky would be proud of you all.

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      Bman

      Feb 14, 2010 at 6:56am

      I have no sympathy for the idiots that get clubbed by the cops now. What the hell are they thinking? Being against the games is fine. Being opposed to the NWO, corporate bullshit is fine as well. But to go out and act like that.....total idiots. I realize not all the protestors were being violent but then why didnt they try and stop them?

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      glen p robbins

      Feb 14, 2010 at 7:53am

      Gordon Campbell called some of the protestors cowards, when in fact some engaged in obvious criminal activity. Why not just call them as they are -- criminals?

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