The Abbie Hoffman Center for Free Speech

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Students in the Allen Center, an administrative building on the south side of campus, hang up a banner against the glass doors, declaring it "OCCUPIED!"

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Students occupying the Allen Center during the 1970 Abbie Hoffman incident confront media members and their cameras. One student takes off his shirt and uses it to block a camera, while another waves his hand in front of it.

The Abbie Hoffman Center for Free Speech