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9.20.2017

ICYMI: The Fight for Juggalo Rights

It’s come to the point where nothing in 2017 shocks us anymore. If someone told us that there was a crowd of clown-faced people were marching on Washington, DC, we’d shrug because, why not? In fact, that’s exactly what happened September 16. The clowns in question are referred to as Juggalos, the passionate fans of the infamous hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse, and their march on Washington was a protest against being officially labeled as a “hybrid-gang” in a 2011 FBI report.

According to juggalomarch.com, this designation has caused discrimination, ranging from “denial of military service to loss of child custody to—the most common consequence—being added to a local and/or state gang list for wearing Juggalo-related merchandise or tattoo.” Even during these hard times, Juggalos must stick together. Juggalo means family and family means no one gets left behind. They are fed up with the system and we can relate.  

The best part is that there was a Pro-Trump rally in the area which was vastly outnumbered by the Juggalo march.

Ouch.

Lucky for us, Milk fam Andrew Boyle was there to capture the Juggalo gathering in all its clown-themed glory; peep the full gallery from last weekend’s march above. 

Stay tuned to Milk for more from the intersection of clown culture and activism.

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