Miami Beach: [Sun-Times], July 7, . Original, black & white, 8 x 11 inch AP wire- photo of Jerry Rubin (left) and Abbie Hoffman, in discussion at Flamingo Park in Miami Beach, where Yippies were allowed by the Miami Beach City Council to set up a tent camp, while readying for the Democratic National Convention. 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, along with Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner, and Bobby Seale. The group was known collectively as the "Chicago Eight;Ø when Seale's prosecution was separated from the others, they became known as the Chicago Seven. While the
defendants were initially convicted of intent to incite a riot, the verdicts were overturned on appeal. Hoffman arose to prominence in the 1960s, continued his activism in the 1970s, and has remained a symbol of the youth rebellion of the counterculture era.