What a crazy week.
On Monday, the Boston Marathon bombing made headlines everywhere. The City of Boston was mourning as no one could imagine why anyone would do this to such a peaceful city. About 120 people were injured, some had to get amputations, and 3 people died from the blasts. It was truly a sad day for Beantown.
Wednesday came and the Boston Bruins played the first home game of any Boston sports team since the explosions (story and video here). During the national anthem, the fans took over and sang the national anthem with Rene Rancourt. A tribute video was played and the whole stadium burst into chants of “Lets go Boston” and “We are Boston”. Even though the Bruins lost the game, the game showed the strength of the people of Boston and the unity of the city.
And then it was Thursday night. At around midnight, the two suspects of the bombing robbed a 7 Eleven store and killed an MIT police officer before hijacking a car. They were chased by the police, and Tamerlan (AKA suspect number 1, or the man in the black cap) got out of the car and started shooting at the police. He was shot numerous times, and was taken to the hospital before being pronounced dead around 7 AM ET Friday morning. The police then went on a hunt to find Tsarnaev (AKA suspect number 2, or the man in the white cap). They located his apartment, which was full of explosives, and their hijacked car, but there was no sign of suspect 2. Eventually, the police located Tsarnaev hiding in a boat in the backyard of a house in Watertown. He was taken into custody at about 8:45 PM ET while the city of Boston celebrated.
Today (Saturday), the Bruins, Red Sox, and Celtics all play as the Bruins and Red Sox play at home. All Bruins players wore Boston Police hats during warmups and skate-arounds before the game. A tribute video was played to the Boston Marathon victims and the Boston Police Department, and the fans belted out the national anthem during the pre-game ceremonies. The fans also shouted “Lets go Boston” along with other chants as the game went on. At Fenway Park, the Red Sox paid tribute to the Boston Police, the Watertown Police, the FBI agents, and Mayor Menino. The crowd sang the national anthem following in the tradition started at TD Garden on Wednesday and David Ortiz exclaimed “This is our f—— city. Nobody gonna dictate our freedom. Stay strong.” It was a truly incredible feeling at both games, as the true spirit of Boston was displayed. Boston is united, and we are stronger than ever.
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