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How do you crowd-source the experience of being in an out-of-control crowd? You browse through The Your BC photo pool of The Tyee and pull out some of the best images kindly provided by our talented community. Have a click through above.

Wonder who are those people so seemingly happy to be rioting? Hugh Madbish says he was there. "had a mad time at the vancouver riots," he writes on his Facebook page. "flipped a car and punched a pig and stole $2000 worth of ephedrine come at me cop phaggots"

John Carlo says on Facebook that he was there, too. "tear gas flashbang grenades and police brutality dont faze the riot of the century! shit was too ill, fuckin wit VanCity all night #nothinquitelikeagoodriot"

Doug Campbell tried to make sense of it by publishing on Facebook this ditty: "A mob in Vancouver felt pains; Cuz their team couldn't make any gains; When some loser yelled RIOT; The crowd said let's try it; Because they all had shit for brains!"

And myriad tweets continue to offer pithy insights, such as:

"What we have learned from the Stanley Cup riots of 2011: Vancouverites are not smoking nearly as much pot as was previously thought." -- @kyranpittman

"In the #Arab world people riot for freedom. In #Vancouver, people riot because their team lost a hockey tournament" -- @Algarf

"I'm on site at Granville and Georgia - streets almost spotless. Lots of love messages of healing #vancouvercleanup so proud - thanks!" -- @hummingbird604

"Premier #christie #Clark uses #vancouver #Riot cleanup as photo-op. Cute little dress, pearls, white shoes "helping"? NO" -- @Hippiesippie

"Just heard a caller on @team1040 blame the #riot on BC Liberal government and the #HST. Impressive leap right there. #shakinghead" -- @CalynShaw

"It may be too soon to point this out, but the UFC crowd Saturday didn't have a single incident. With alcohol beingsold." #riot #canucksriot -- @ChrisParry

"I'm predicting citizens of Van. will not hesitate to flood the streets tonight to demonstrate solidarity with Greek protestors." -- @jritch:

If you are interested in tapping into the social media conversation about the riot and what comes after, a couple of particularly productive Twitter hashtags seem to be #vancouvercleanup and #thisismyvancouver.

We invite you to broaden that list by posting your own favourite riot related online destinations in the comments.  [Tyee]

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