Juggalos, Trump Supporters Take Washington, DC

Fans of Insane Clown Posse would like not to be classified as a gang by FBI
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 16, 2017 5:44 PM CDT
Juggalos, Trump Supporters Take Washington DC
Juggalos, as supporters of the rap group Insane Clown Posse are known, gather in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington during a rally, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

More than 1,000 fans of the band Insane Clown Posse rallied Saturday to protest the FBI's classification of them as a gang, the AP reports. The band's fans, known as Juggalos, gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in a show of strength and unity. ICP is suing the Department of Justice to lift the FBI's designation of Juggalos as a hybrid gang similar to the Crips. The protesters listened to a series of speakers and musicians amid clouds of marijuana smoke. They chanted "family" and an obscenity about the FBI.

Meanwhile, hundreds of supporters of President Trump gathered on the Washington Mall for an all-day demonstration and concert dubbed the "Mother of All Rallies." By about 1:30pm roughly 500 people had gathered around the stage near the Washington Monument with organizers expecting thousands to arrive as the day progressed. At one point, the speaker on stage chided the many media members in attendance, inviting them on stage to film the scene and teasing, "I know you don't like to show large pro-Trump crowds" (More Insane Clown Posse stories.)

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