Levitate the Pentagon
1967 [October 21 - 23] Vietnam War: More than 100,000 anti-war protesters gathered in Washington, DC. A peaceful rally at the Lincoln Memorial was followed by a march to the Pentagon organized by the National Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam (MOBE).
The demo was attended by 100,000 people. Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman organised an ‘Exorcism of the Pentagon’, in which he led over 50,000 people to surround the Pentagon in a humorous effort to levitate the building by their combined psychic energy. When arrested (as were 682 others), Hoffman gave his name as Abby Digger. American novelist Norman Mailer was also arrested on this weekend of anti-Vietnam War protests ...
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