NATION : Pete Seeger Leads Hoffman March
Folk singer Pete Seeger helped lead a festive hometown march to memorialize 1960s “yippie” leader Abbie Hoffman, with at least 250 people holding white dove placards and singing “Down by the Riverside.”
The march spanned four blocks from Hoffman’s childhood home to the service at Temple Emanuel, which the political activist attended as a child. Among the marchers was Hoffman’s close friend, basketball star Bill Walton. A coroner ruled that Hoffman, 52, committed suicide with a combination of drugs and alcohol.