See our Best of Detroit 2020 winners.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Juggalo march on Washington is happening right now

Posted By on Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 2:28 PM

A bit of Juggalo-inspired art spotted this morning in Washington, D.C. - PHOTO COURTESY CHAD CARSTEN
  • Photo courtesy Chad Carsten
  • A bit of Juggalo-inspired art spotted this morning in Washington, D.C.

As we announced several months ago, Insane Clown Posse spearheaded a Juggalo March on Washington to be held at noon Sept. 13 at the National Mall. It's a bit of political activism in response to the FBI categorizing the following of the rap-rock-duo’s devotees as a “loosely organized hybrid gang.” ICP later sued the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI to have the classification removed. Psychopathic Records and its legal team, along with the assistance of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, have been fighting to clear the Juggalo name via the judicial system for several years now. That's why they organized a march on Washington, D.C.: to clear their Faygo-soaked good name.

Well, it's happening right now. And we'll be posting pictures of it, and any updates we received from family in the field, as the day goes on. So far, the protest seems to be orderly, and with plenty of home-grown art and signs from those who are down with the clowns. MMFCL!



UPDATE — 3:49 p.m.: For those who were curious about the Trump protesters who chose the same day to arrive in Washington, D.C., the two protests are actually pretty far apart from each other. Correspondent Chad Carsten reports that they're "probably a 20-minute walk from us."

PHOTO COURTESY CHAD CARSTEN
  • Photo courtesy Chad Carsten

PHOTO COURTESY CHAD CARSTEN
  • Photo courtesy Chad Carsten

PHOTO COURTESY CHAD CARSTEN
  • Photo courtesy Chad Carsten

PHOTO COURTESY CHAD CARSTEN
  • Photo courtesy Chad Carsten

PHOTO COURTESY CHAD CARSTEN
  • Photo courtesy Chad Carsten

PHOTO COURTESY CHAD CARSTEN
  • Photo courtesy Chad Carsten

PHOTO COURTESY CHAD CARSTEN
  • Photo courtesy Chad Carsten

PHOTO COURTESY CHAD CARSTEN
  • Photo courtesy Chad Carsten

Tags: , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 2, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2020 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation