In Boston, during a verbal dispute, an unarmed teenage boy was forcefully hit in the head with the butt of a weapon by local law enforcement.

Word of the incident spread quickly and a large number of locals gathered in the street where the incident had happened to protest almost immediately.

As the crowd grew, angry protesters shouted slogans; some business owners, fearing property damage, shut their doors.

The local authorities called for uniformed backup; backup came, well armed.

The assembly was deemed “unlawful,” and the crowd was ordered to disperse. The protesters began to throw debris in response.

In response, multiple uniformed law enforcement officers fired on the crowd. One of the first protesters to be shot and killed was a black man and the authorities justified the shooting by claiming that they “feared for their lives”.


Also see this link.

Those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it.

If you thought this was ripped from today’s headlines, well, it was. This is an OLD problem. The rest for the story, if you bothered to look around:

The year was 1770, the authorities were British soldiers, the protest would later be called the Boston Massacre, and the first protester killed in that conflict was Crispus Attucks, a black man. A heroic American patriot and the first casualty of the American Revolution.

The original tweet, and a link to the History channel synopsis are above. Learn your history.

Or repeat it.