The boxers do not deserve a bad reputation.According a local historian d that the Boxers lived a dangerous existence in the foreign legations in Beijing, so they decided to kill or attack the Boxers, but because the Boxers were undercover the British people killed lots of innocent people living in Beijing at that time. The Boxers do not deserve a bad reputation because the Boxers were not the people who started the war. The foreigners after the opium wars pushed their way into China and started to spread their own religions and beliefs, then to start claiming parts of China heirs. In this war, the Boxers were trying to protect their homeland, why they used such violence was because talking it out would not work cause the British and the foreigners would not listen.