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Two more Richmond residents among riot suspects

Rioters lit fires, vandalized stores and attacked police cars in downtown Vancouver following the Vancouver Cancuks
Rioters lit fires, vandalized stores and attacked police cars in downtown Vancouver following the Vancouver Cancuks' Stanley Cup loss on June 15.
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Two Richmond residents are among the latest round of suspected rioters that Vancouver Police are recommending charges against.

On Monday, Vancouver Police recommended 52 criminal charges against 20 suspected rioters for their part in the June 15 riot that broke out in downtown Vancouver following the Vancouver Canucks’ Game 7 loss in the Stanley Cup finals.

Crown counsel is now considering approving the charges. The suspected rioters’ names will not be released until they are charged.

On Oct. 31, Vancouver Police recommended 163 criminal charges against 60 suspected rioters, of which Crown has charged 27 people. They include Sophie LaBoissonniere, 20, of Richmond, charged with participating in a riot and break and enter.

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