The riot apparently began after 1st period, which would have been around 5:45 pm or later but the media did not catch on as the game was in play (. It was in full swing until at least 11. 30 pm. (I when out for dinner as soon as the game was over, somewhere after 7 pm, perhaps 7:30 pm and there were no media reports at that time.)
Note the lunar eclipse Sun/Moon and south node contact to progressed Chiron on natal Vesta (protection, safety). The police were not on top of the situation. Interviewed later, the police chief stated that throughout the games, the huge crowds were well behaved and they had no expectation that there would be trouble. This is puzzling as back in 1994 the same thing happened but to a lesser extent. The eclipse Sun/Mercury and south node in Gemini describes the roaming rampage and also the multiple cars that were set on fire. The mob went from site to site and apparently the police lagged behind by about 45 minutes, this according to media reports. Also, the police shut down public transit, in order to quell the riot, but essentially what they did was trap people (Chiron wound to Vesta) in the downtown core, making it difficult for them to leave. (Apparently some buses were running.)
Chiron on Vesta and the 7th house position (birth time is unknown, the chart is set for midnight), are also a suggestion of Vancouver’s wounded image to the world. (Image and appearance correlate to the 7th house.) Some healing and repair of civic pride was gained when a facebook call for volunteer clean up, lead to over a hundred private individuals showing up at 7am the next morning. Damage was significant, reported in the millions.
Transiting Uranus on Sedna suggests an “overthrow by the undertow” – the shocking, unexpected, wild, extreme, out of control subversive/destructive element – an unleashing of the “demons”.
Transiting Eris (the golden apple contest) opposed progressed Mars in Libra (distorted and extreme reaction; the one sided results of the game; Vancouver’s reputation tarnished.)
Transiting Mars conjunct progressed Neptune is another statement about (a) the absenteeism of the police, and (b) their non-interference/passive stance (they stood and watched to a large extent), and (c) their under-rating of the potential for violence (Neptune/Pisces can be a signature for unresolved anger, Mars is a trigger, Mars in Libra takes it to the extreme).
The story: 29 year old Scott Jones is from Perth Australia and is pictured here comforting his girlfriend Alex Thomas who was accidentally knocked down by a policeman’s riot shield. (photo, freelancer Richard Lam).