Our beloved team fought hard to get to game seven of the Stanley Cup final and when they lost our City erupted in violence.
I work night shifts at a large law firm and received an email from my boss who was at home urging me to leave the office asap. My office is about a block and a half from where a riot had broken out. There were approximately 100,000 people in the downtown core at the time.
I have tried to write about it but somehow none of the words that appear on the page can describe what happened, or the deep sadness I feel about this incident. All I can say for now is that with millions of people around the world fighting for their lives, civil rights and peace, I feel shame that this happened here in a country where we can celebrate our freedom and can peacefully protest without repurcussion. People around the globe kill (literally) for the right to a safe, peaceful home and for the civil liberties we obviously take for granted.
I feel sick.