Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Levitate the Pentagon

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
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 psychokinetic energy. When arrested (along with 682 others), Hoffman gave his name as 'Abbie Digger'. American novelist Norman Mailer was also arrested on this weekend of anti-Vietnam War protests ...

Image above is from this article on the event

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