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It's teatime again in Boston

Tea Party December 14, 1997
Web posted at: 11:00 p.m. EST (0400 GMT)

BOSTON (CNN) -- America's most famous protest -- the Boston Tea Party -- was re-enacted on Sunday.

The Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum staged the event to celebrate the 224th anniversary of the action, which was the climax to growing colonial opposition to the Tea Act.

In 1774, a group of men dressed as Indians boarded three British ships in Boston Harbor and threw their cargoes of tea into the water.

Sunday evening, scores of costumed citizens held a rally at the Old South Meeting House. Then the Massachusetts Council of Minutemen and Militia marched down Congress Street to the museum.

The public cheered them on.

Tea was on the house.

 
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