After the heroic work of countless divisions of law enforcement brought Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev into custody, Massachusetts residents poured into the streets for a spontaneous celebration of the first ever “Don’t Fuck With Us” day.
The last week saw the city go through a wide range of emotions, from fear, anger, sadness, and even pride at the heroism, courageousness, and resiliency displayed by both Boston’s finest and private citizens alike. On Friday the city of Boston and surrounding neighborhoods spent the day in lockdown as police forces searched tirelessly for Tsarnaev’s whereabouts.
Following a tip from a vigilant private citizen, police forces were able to apprehend Tsarnaev and bring an end to the week of terror that had griped Beantown.
As news broke throughout the country and the world that the suspect was captured, the people of Massachusetts, and especially the Boston area, poured into the streets in spontaneous celebrations with chants of “USA” and “Boston” while showering the heroic law enforcement officials with rounds of applause.
Through the chants and the celebrations the message from the Boston area was clear, “don’t fuck with us.”