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Fuckin' Protests, How Do They Work?

Post by L'Emmerdeur » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:31 am

To express their displeasure at being labelled a 'loosely organized hybrid gang' by the FBI, the Juggalo Nation is going to march on Washington. However the date they've set has also been chosen by the pro-Trump 'Mother of All Rallies.' It may prove to be an interesting chemistry experiment.

'Pro-Trump Rally Set to Clash with Juggalo March in Washington, D.C. in September'
“The Mother of All Rallies” is coming to Washington, D.C. on September 16th. The Pro-Trump group bills itself as “The Woodstock of American Rallies” on its official website, with the aim of sending “a message to congress the media and the world” that “we stand united to defend American culture & values.” Over 7,000 people follow the rally’s Facebook page. It should be quite the gathering.

There’s only one problem: there will already be another kind of gathering in town.

Also scheduled to storm the National Mall that day is the Juggalo March, a collective of I.C.P. fans seeking equal treatment, which we first reported on here last summer. The Juggalo March “aims to bring national attention to the ongoing discrimination and profiling that Juggalos continue to be subjected to following the group’s inclusion in the U.S. Department of Justice’s 2011 National Gang Task Force report.” Which is a ludicrous classification, to be sure: while we may enjoy making fun of ICP and their fans, they’re not inherently bad people.

We’ve previously gone on record as saying the Juggalo March might be in poor taste; millions of Americans have been fighting for the privilege of being treated equally for centuries, based on circumstances entirely out of their control, and it seems insensitive and tone deaf in this time of civil rights upheaval for Juggalos to claim the same level of unfair treatment based on a lifestyle they’ve chosen for themselves… and one based around fandom of a band, no less.

That said, there’s no question whose side we’re on when it comes to Juggalos vs. pro-Trump crazies: Juggalos all the way!!

That said, I’m really not sure where most Juggalos’ politics lie. There may be a significant pro-Trump contingent amongst them. As with any fanbase, I’d expect their group is diverse.

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Post by Animavore » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:46 am

So on one side we've a bunch of clowns, and on the other, some Juggalos. What a circus.
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Post by cronus » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:00 pm

What will the world be like after its ruler is removed?

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Post by L'Emmerdeur » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:57 am

The Huffingtom Post says that the Juggalo march was larger than the 'Mother of All Rallies,' but offers no evidence, though other sources support that claim. A Toronto Star reporter did some entertaining live-tweeting from the Juggalo protest.
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Post by JimC » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:11 am

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