Reasons for riotous acts


Many weeks have gone by, and the Vancouver hockey riot is still in the news.


Many weeks have gone by, and the Vancouver hockey riot is still in the news.

Who knows what was in the minds of these hooligans as they inflicted huge damage on an innocent community?

Thinking back to an experience of my own… it was the early 1940s; the Second World War was getting down and dirty.

One day, as I made my way home from high school, a few kids decided to “riot.”

They busted open a boarded-up Italian cafe and ice cream shop and looted the entire stock. My personal share of the loot: two chocolate bars.

Glasgow people, being as they are, took up a collection and reimbursed the nice Scots-Italian family.

Years later, I asked myself why did I get involved; why did anyone get involved?

As I remember, it may have had something to do with the fact that Italy has just declared war on Great Britain and that they had joined sides with the Germans, who were keeping us all awake most nights bombing the hell of of the Clydeside.

That’s my excuse; what was theirs?

George D. McAbney, Surrey


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