The Juggalos March on Washington

The Juggalos March on Washington

Juggalos, the fans of horrorcore rap group Insane Clown Posse marched on Washington, September 16, 2017, to protest being labeled as a gang.

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“We have the right to listen to any kind of music we want without being labeled a gang,” says Nellie Aldred, a Juggalo and mother of two. Aldred and family traveled from South Carolina to the D.C. area to participate in the Juggalo March on Washington. Juggalos are the fans of the Detroit horrorcore rap group Insane Clown Posse (ICP) and they are protesting a gang classification given to them by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2011.

Aldred says she and family were needlessly stopped by police over a hatchetman sticker on their car (The hatchetman is a symbol that identifies one as a Juggalo.) Further, more Juggalos say the gang label has lead to lost jobs and been used against them in child custody disputes.

“[The march] is our mark on history. It’s showing the world who we are. We’ve been hiding under the streets for way too long and we are about to come up top and show everybody who we are,” says Aldred.

“If the government can get away with this, then what the fuck happens to us next,” said Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph Utsler), one of the members of ICP, to a crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

The march included testimonies from people who have had the gang label negatively applied to them as well as speeches from supporters like writer and Juggalo Nathan Rabin.

“There is no such thing as an ordinary Insane Clown Posse show. It’s always a spectacle,” says Rabin, author of You Don’t Know Me But You Don’t Like Me and 7 Days in Ohio. “The challenge was to show the world that Juggalos are good people. Juggalos are a law abiding people. Juggalos love each other and are a positive force for the community and I think that’s been illustrated here.”

Produced by Paul Detrick and Jim Epstein. Camera work by Epstein, Todd Krainin and Meredith Bragg. Sound by Mark McDaniel.

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20 Responses

  1. Jennifer Nguyen says:

    I watched IT earlier today… Couldnt come up with anything clever to say about this video though.

  2. Justin L. says:

    How is this a protest? They purchased, instead of looting things, from local businesses.

  3. Dev P. says:

    I SUPPORT THESE GOOD MEN DUE TO THE BEAUTIFUL GLADE MEME THAT HAS COME FROM THEM

  4. Indigomarine91 says:

    Low iq bad genetic white people who listen to corny music?

  5. Danielle Bautista says:

    Poor kids of those so called ” juggalos ” their life must suck ass

  6. Wallace Geller says:

    Scotty, beam me up. The people are just to crazy here.

  7. tom says:

    Man look at all those boost mobile customers!!!

  8. gophop says:

    I don’t care about ICP or their movement. But if the FBI wants to fuck with these people, the fuck the FBI. A bunch of out of control, corrupt bureaucrats.

  9. Random frog says:

    I like how they replaced icp music with this bullshit, kinda hard to push your narrative when they are “singing” about how great murdering people is.

  10. Techno sailor says:

    Why are they such trashy people though, god for bid someone create a group who band together that present their message like a respectable group of people..

  11. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Now we have old ass washed up rap clowns marching in Washington only in AMERICA

  12. Random Vids Guy says:

    How are these idiots even relevant?

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  14. LoLAwesomechad says:

    im confused. If this is considered a gang, why isn’t the KISS Army considered a gang? Hey America, you might want to get your autism checked.

  15. Jesse Manuel says:

    I always thought they were gay

  16. Cool Jerk says:

    Go get a job

  17. leBraz Psairo says:

    Just think of them as ravers but in Hip Hop form

  18. Bob Bob says:

    And let me guess the government won’t label antifa a gang. But will label this group as a gang

  19. BenMW1234 says:

    I’m happy I line in a country where these freaks can peacefully assemble and protest.

  20. RageSenpai says:

    People seriously still do this ICP Juggalo crap? I thought that was just a high school phase that kids go through when they try to find themselves lol. Still kinda dumb that they are labeled as a gang, so i understand the protest. But man.. Maybe if “Juggalos” weren’t so fucking crazy, and didn’t act like fucking morons all the time, than maybe people would listen to your groups cries.

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