Saturday, August 23, 2008

The nomination of Pigasus

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

1968 USA: During the Democratic Party Convention in Chicago, at the Civic Center plaza (now known as the Daley Center), Yippie leaders Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and others nominated their presidential contender – Pigasus the pig. His platform was 'garbage'. Seven Yippies – and Pigasus – were arrested.

On the same day, almost 6,000 National Guardsman were mobilised and practised riot-control drills. Special police platoons did the same ...

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