In September, fans of the hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse and their fan base, better known as juggalos, will march on DC to protest their classification by the FBI in 2011 as a gang.
“As wonderful as the Women’s March was, we planned this well before the Women’s March,” said Jason Webber, director of public relations for Psychopathic Records, who is organizing the march. He notes they received march permits last September.
“The point of the Juggalos March is not to make a statement against the Trump administration. The point of the Juggalo March is to raise awareness about how juggalos are discriminated against, profiled and have their lives ruined as aresult of identifying as fans of a certain music genre,” said Webber.
Stories from the Juggalos March website describe people who lost custody of their children, were fired from jobs and had criminal charges increased against them because of being classified as gang members.
Around 4,000 people are expected. The rally will start at the Lincoln Memorial, then, following speeches, will march down the mall, around the Washington Monument and back to the Lincoln Memorial.
Webber is trying to get politicians and other activists involved, since Juggalos view the FBI classification as government-approved discrimination based on music taste.
“But considering the current climate in America in general and Washington DC specifically, people are just getting a little bit jittery about going to DC and raising their fists against the FBI,” said Webber.
If you don’t make it a priority to tune in to PsychopathicRadio.com every other Thursday at 8 PM EST, then you miss out on a LOT! In the first half hour of the show, all of the Psychopathic News has been covered, there has been extensive talk on the DCG Con, and lots on the Juggalo March too!
One of the BIGGEST announcements that has been revealed is about this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos.
Jumpsteady revealed that they have 3 different locations that they are considering at the moment. The only bad thing is that NONE of them are in Colorado. The GOOD thing is that he said it would STILL be a West Coast Gathering. So where will it be? Arizona? California? Vegas? Only Jumpsteady and the Gathering crew know at the moment!
Jumpsteady said that we would hopefully have an announcement in the middle of this month! We’ll keep you posted!