Better known as the Chicago Seven, these political radicals were charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot and put on trial. The Chicago Seven was originally the Chicago Eight. Noam Chomsky was one of many famous people who showed their public support for the Chicago Seven. The revolutionary movement used absurdity and dramatics to draw attention to their causes, and the trial of the Chicago Seven was no exception. Five members of the Chicago Seven were found guilty, but their sentences were eventually overturned.