APEC Riot

APEC Riot | Historical Event | A debacle that went down during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit at the University of British Columbia in November, 1997. Not a riot, per se, but rather a moment when many local cops revealed themselves to be total dicks with dogs and pepper spray. It also provided former Prime Minister Jean Chretien with the famous dullard quote in response to a Nardwuar question: “For me, pepper…I put it on my plate!”

Usage| “The 90’s were great fun! I fondly recall getting peppered-sprayed at the APEC riot…”

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