Abbie Hoffman and Yippies shower money on the NYSE Favorite 


Aug 24 1967


New York

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. Hoffman later explained that the stunt merely clarified in concrete terms the activity stock traders were already engaged in.

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