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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wino Hippie Free To Lead Demonstration (Atlanta)

Is this the finest paragraph ever concocted by the Associated Press or what?
"An estimated 600 hippies and winos were expected to march. That is, if enough hippies are awake by 9a.m. when the march is planned, and if too many winos aren't still in jail."

Associated Press, Rome (Georgia) News-Tribune, Oct. 1970. Go here to see some vintage photos of the Atlanta park where the hippies and winos were planning their protest.