In the wake of the Vancouver riots, one of the uncomfortable questions that have surfaced online is whether youth from the suburbs — Surrey, Coquitlam, Burnaby, etc. — are to blame for the damage.

In a press conference last week, Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu said that while anarchists were largely to blame for instigating the riots, intoxicated youth from the suburbs were a large component of the mayhem. He brought up the example of police arresting a heavily intoxicated 16-year-old from Surrey and asked for parents to keep better watch over their children.

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