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Insane Clown Posse To March On Washington Protest Anti-Juggalo Treatment

January 27, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

The Insane Clown Posse said last year that they would march on Washington D.C. to protest the FBI and now they’re stick to their word. They’ve opened an official website for the Juggalo March, which will happen on September 16 at the National Mall. ICP have had issues with the FBI over the years. Juggalos were named a “loosely organized hybrid gang” in 2011. Then the ICP sued the FBI for slander in 2014, lost, but won the appeal in 2015.

In a statement on the website, they said: “This is the day that we are asking every single Juggalo to join us in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., to make a collective statement from the Juggalo Family to the world about what we are and what we are not. We must collectively show them that we truly are a family that is united by a shared love of music and fellowship.

After the march, there will be a free concert featuring ICP, Vanilla Ice, 2 Live Crew, and other artists with ICP’s Psychopathic Records.

They claim that Juggalos have been discriminated against due to their fandom, and a page on the site features testimonies from other Juggalos. The official announcement follows the Women’s March, which happened the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It was mostly peaceful and happened without arrests (according to SPIN). The ICP has noted they are only looking for serious protesters.

They wrote: “Over the past five years, our legal team has heard testimonies and reports from Juggalos all over the nation who have lost custody of their children, been fired from jobs, denied access into the armed forces, and the most common consequence — being officially labeled as a gang member by law enforcement agencies for wearing Juggalo related clothing or brandishing one or more Juggalo tattoos. This summer there will be an infomercial explaining to everyone about march/demonstration etiquette. To be sure, this is NOT a party, Gathering of the Juggalos, or a frivolous social event. This march is a serious, peaceful public demonstration, organized for one purpose — to deliver a message to the world showing how Juggalos have been unfairly stigmatized and discriminated against simply for identifying as being part of a particular music-based subculture. The golden rule of the march for participants is simply this: If you’re not serious about being there, just stay home.

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