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Definition of the Chicago Seven from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Chicago Seven

 
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a group of seven people who protested violently against the Vietnam War in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic Party convention (= national meeting to select a candidate for President). Their leaders were Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. They were arrested and put on trial, and five of them, including Hoffman and Rubin, were found guilty. A judge later said that the trial had been unfair, and they did not go to prison.