At the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968, the Yippies (Youth International Party) nominated a pig for president, with the campaign pledge: “They nominate a president and he eats the people. We nominate a president and the people eat him.” This porcine political maneuver was the brainchild of sixties activists Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.
A group of Youth International Party or Yippie activists led by Abbie Hoffman and James Fourrat pulled off a captivating act of guerrilla theater in 1967. Having scheduling a tour of the New York Stock Exchange, the group gained entry to the third floor gallery and proceeded to shower the trading floor with dollar bills. Some traders reportedly scrambled to collect the bills, while others jeered. The group was quickly removed from the building.