Insane Clown Posse Speaks to Fans at Washington Protest Against Gang Designation

Insane Clown Posse, Juggalos to march on Washington to fight gang distinction

The 'Mother of all rallies, ' or MOAR for short, in support of US President Donald Trump, is being held in Washington, DC.

The Mother of All Rallies Patriots Unification Gathering will take place at the National Mall near the Washington Monument from 10 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET.

Unsatisfied with the legal process, the Juggalos are set to march on Washington in the hope of gaining attention for their cause.

Police in the District have anxious about friction among the groups along the lines of the clashes between white supremacists and left-wing demonstrators that led to deadly rioting in Charlottesville last month.

"We represent people who weren't born with a silver spoon in their mouth but instead with a rusty fork", one member of the group, Violent J, said during an interview in 1995.

"Tweeted one smart alec: "#JuggaloMarch and Trump supporters both marching.

But the momentary tension was defused when a Trump rally organizer invited them onstage and offered one of them a microphone.

"You wanna call us something, call us a family, because a lot of us don't have a family and all we've got is each other", Violent J said.

"Right now, there's a demonstration of some sort happening at the White house". The Juggalos, far from traditional, say they have been discriminated against and targeted for their support of the Insane Clown Posse, whose lyrics are marked by violent imagery, and whose logo is a man holding a hatchet.

Though the Juggalos' goal is not to protest Trump explicitly, the fight for a group to not be generalized based on the actions of a few errant members is particularly relevant in today's political climate. Per the Juggalo March's website, "the FBI's inclusion of Juggalos as a "gang" has resulted in hundreds if not thousands of people subjected to various forms of discrimination, harassment, and profiling simply for identifying as a Juggalo".

In 2014, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation on behalf of ICP fans, claiming the gang classification violated their First Amendment rights, according to Bustle.

Under the agency's National Gang Threat Assessment, Juggalos are defined as a "loosely-organized hybrid gang".

The protesters listened to a series of speakers and musicians amid clouds of marijuana smoke.

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The Juggalo march began Saturday afternoon in front of the Lincoln Memorial and will last nine hours.

Another rally was demanding to protect democracy and investigate the alleged interference of Moscow in U.S. elections. She said the group draws in young people who grew up in troubled homes.

"It's a residue of an older conservatism", he said of the scheduled pro-Trump demonstration.

A diverse array of protesters descended on the nation's capital for what promised to be a raucous day of freedom of expression.

Washington has always been a magnet for protests of all stripes, but Saturday's lineup was particularly intriguing. It was preceded Saturday morning by a small anti-Trump protest near the White House, where about two dozen people demanded tougher action against Russian President Vladimir Putin in retaliation for Moscow's interference in the 2016 USA election.

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