Fans of Insane Clown Posse protest FBI’s classification of them as a gang

 So-called juggalos, supporters of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, gather in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington during a rally, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)

So-called juggalos, supporters of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, gather in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington during a rally, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)

A diverse array of protesters descended on the nation’s capital for what promised to be a raucous day of freedom of expression.

More than 1,000 fans of the band Insane Clown Posse rallied to protest the FBI’s classification of them as a gang.

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.

 

Washington has always been a magnet for protests of all stripes, but Saturday’s lineup was particularly intriguing.

In addition to the juggalos, the Washington Mall hosted what organizers called “The Mother of All Rallies” in support of President Donald Trump.

A short distance away, anti-Trump demonstrators gathered to demand that Trump take stronger action against Russia in response to Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election.

 

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