The Great Pentagon Exorcism of ’67

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Economic Crisis Report

Fifty years ago tomorrow, thousands of antiwar protesters marched on the Pentagon. Armed troops formed a barrier outside the building; hippies stuck flowers in their weapons. Demonstrators dressed as cheerleaders chanted “Beat Army! Beat Army!” Other protesters tried to storm the structure, with a handful managing to get inside. And some of the political pranksters who would later form the Yippies led a ritual to exorcise the demons from the Pentagon and then levitate it into the air.

Abbie Hoffman claimed in Revolution for the Hell of It that his crew had come out to measure the building some time before:

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“What do you think you guys are doing?

“Measuring the Pentagon. We have to see how many people we need to form a ring around it.”

“You’re what!”

“It’s very simple. You see, the Pentagon is a symbol of evil in most religions. You’re religious aren’t you?”

“Unh.”

“Well, the only way

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