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Engraving of 'The bloody massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of the 29th REGT.'
美国的爱国人士保罗李维尔 (Paul Revere) 警告英国人即将会来,他刻下了波士顿惨案的事迹

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波士顿惨案 (Boston Massacre)


Tensions between the American colonists and the British were already running high in the early spring of 1770. Late in the afternoon, on March 5, a crowd of jeering Bostonians slinging snowballs gathered around a small group of British soldiers guarding the Boston Customs House. The soldiers became enraged after one of them had been hit, and they fired into the crowd, even though they were under orders not to fire. Their shots hit and killed four civilians in an event that has come to be known as the Boston Massacre.

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