On the 5th of March, in Boston Massachusetts, sixty townspeople surrounded ten redcoats. The townspeople taunted, and hit the redcoats, who, without orders, fired into the crowd. The redcoats killed or wounded eleven people. The American people viewed this as an attack, not just on there own friends and family, but also an attack on their fight for liberty and freedom. Anger and hatred arouse from the colonists, who are now being pushed to the brink of revolution.