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April 20, 2013

City uneasy, its streets deserted

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Miller understands that this kind of event is still relatively rare in the United States, and unheard of in Boston. But he said this is the kind of mayhem terrorists want, and Boston is giving it to them.

“Hopefully, Americans will realize what Israelis have to go through and have more solidarity for them and understand when they fight back and retaliate,” he said. “Because that’s exactly what Boston’s doing today. They’re going and doing everything possible in order to get this one person. The city has come to a halt in order to get this one person.”

Scott Lapworth drove in from Thompson, Ct., to do a wallpapering job near the waterfront yesterday morning and noticed that the commute was not nearly as hairy as usual.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen it so deserted down here,” he said as he chewed a ham and cheese sandwich on the steps beside Faneuil Hall.

“It’s unfortunate that these type of people are around, but it’s not going to keep me from coming to work or going to places to eat in public or stuff,” he said. “I’m not going to let them change my lifestyle.”

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