Indie rap vets, the Insane Clown Posse, is organizing their loyal fans for a march on Washington, dubbed the official Juggalo March.
The duo — consisting of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope — have launched a website for the march, which will descend on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Sept. 16.
Back in 2011, the FBI labeled ICP’s fanbase, which go by the nickname Juggalos, as a “loosely organized hybrid gang”. Sometime after, the group hired a legal team to fight the agency in court, which was first dismissed in 2014 and again more recently.
In a statement, the Insane Clown Posse said they “tried to use the American judicial system to achieve justice and we failed”, so they are using the Juggalo March to take the “fight to the streets. Literally.”
In addition to the March, the group will throw a free concert for fans, and are inviting any and every band/musician to perform. “You say you’re a recording artist who supports the Juggalo Family’s fight against discrimination? Then be there. Live. In person. In D.C. along with thousands of Juggalos standing up for their civil rights and the rights of others who have been oppressed or discriminated by reckless law enforcement agencies.”
For more info on the Juggalo March, visit the website here.
Additionally, ICP is planning their annual festival, the Gathering of the Juggalos, slated to be held in Denver for the first time.