The story of the seven people prosecuted stems from several charges of rebellion at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
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Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen | In Chicago, the 1968 Democratic Party convention was greeted with protests by activists such as moderate Democratic Union Students led by Tom Hayden and Yippies militants led by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, sparking fierce clashes with local authorities. As a result, the hostile Nixon administration has been tried by seven indicted leaders on charges such as Conspiracy, including Bobby Seale of the Black Panther who was not involved in the incident. What followed was an unjust trial led by Judge Hoffman who was not at war and was not tried by Richard Schultz, who refused but was on duty. While his pro bono attorneys face these problems, Hayden and his colleagues are frustrated by Yippies ’outrageous behavior that undermines their defenses by opposing the system even though Seale is denied the opportunity to defend himself. By the way, Chicago 7 clashes with its political philosophy, even when it learns that they need each other in this fight.