New York Stock Exchange
One of Abbie Hoffman's well-known publicity stunts
New York City, New York, U.S.
One of Abbie Hoffman's well-known publicity stunts took place in 1967 when he led members of the Yippie movement to the Exchange's gallery. The provocateurs hurled fistfuls of dollars toward the trading floor below. Some traders booed, and some laughed and waved. Three months later the stock exchange enclosed the gallery with bulletproof glass. Hoffman wrote a decade later, "We didn't call the press; at that time we really had no notion of anything called a media event."