At the intersection of King Street, March 5, 1770. One British guard, Private Hugh White is guarding the King's money.
The Americans had some violent interactions with the British in the past, claiming it was because of the high taxes. The taxes were not high, but it was an essential price to pay for their very own protection.
The British guard noticed a few individuals were getting angry at him and he was very suspicious. They created a mob of people who were also angry. The mob was, angry, screaming, and throwing rocks at Private Hugh White. It wasn't long until word had spread around about this incident.
Word spread about the massive mob attacking the British soldier and it wasn't long before the British army captain, Thomas Preston found out and brought reinforcements.
The army, including Thomas Preston had arrived and the can't find any way to stop the massive mob from growing and attacking the soldiers. The British does not want to risk losing any soldiers. Eventually, the British had no intent in verbal warnings and have given enough.
The angry mob is still screaming and throwing rocks at them. They open fire on the crowd, killing 5 including a 12 year old boy and injuring 6. This was a necessary risk that was taken in order to preserve the lives of their own soldiers.