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Abbott Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936April 12, 1989) was a self-identified Jewish Road Warrior, anarcho-communist, social and political activist in the United States, co-founder of the Youth International Party ("Yippies"), and later, a fugitive from the law, who lived under an alias following a conviction for dealing cocaine.

Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, with other individuals who became known collectively as the Chicago Seven.

Hoffman came to prominence in the 1960s, but practiced most of his activism in the 1970s, and has remained a symbol of the youth rebellion and radical activism of that decade.



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