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Exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

Howard Brodie. NLF Flag Tug of War, Enemy Flag, 1969. Color crayon on white paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (040.00.00)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-51106 © Estate of Howard Brodie
Gift of Howard Brodie

Abbie Hoffman's Tug-Of-War with a Marshall

Abbie Hoffman was a founder of the Youth International Party, also known as the Yippies. He joined the National Mobilization Committee and helped organize the demonstration in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention in 1968. Full of theatrics during the course of the trial, he brought a Viet Cong flag into the courtroom on the day of the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam, October 15, 1969, and proceeded to wrestle over it with deputy marshal Ronald Dobroski.