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How did the Boston massacre start?

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The colonists had started to riot at Boston and were throwing snowballs that had ice and rocks in them at the redcoats. A redcoat got hit with a snowball and thought his leader said fire instead of don't fire. Then after the one redcoat shot, the riot advanced and the redcoats got scared and killed innocent lives.

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The Patriots were indeed throwing snowballs with ice and rocks at the British soldiers. A British officer called Captain Thomas Preston called in additional troops when about 50 Patriots attacked a sentinel. The British were scared and three of them fired into the crowd killing 3 Patriots and wounding 8 others. John Adams (future US president) and Josiah Quincy defended the British actions in court.

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