Insane Clown Posse Announce March on Washington, D.C.
Insane Clown Posse have revealed plans to march on Washington, D.C. with their fans in September 2017, with a concert also in the works in nearby Virginia. The group has been upset since 2011 when the FBI classified the band's fans, who are called Juggalos, with being "a loosely organized hybrid gang."
In 2014, the group sued the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department over the designation, but the lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge. Insane Clown Posse later won an appeal on the ruling and have continued to fight the classification.
During the band's annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival, the band revealed their plans to march on Washington. According to the Detroit News, Violent J told the audience during a seminar discussion, "In 2017, the weekend of Sept. 17, we need you. We're gonna do a [expletive] march on Washington. They call the Juggalo world a movement, right? Well, let's move!" As for the march, J added, "We don't know what's going to happen. We could totally embarrass ourselves, and there could be 25 people."
Violent J also revealed that in addition to the march, the band would throw "a huge Juggalo concert" that same weekend free of charge at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va. The march will reportedly start at the Lincoln Memorial and finish at the Washington Monument. "We are going to explain to the world who the (expletive] we really are," added Violent J.