Events in DC This Weekend (Including the Juggalo March); Info Corrected

Yesterday, a site called Washington’s Top News posted a list of events happening this Saturday, September 16th which includes the Juggalo March. They mentioned that the permit is only issued from 1:30 – 4:30 PM. This is NOT THE CASE.

The original permit only allotted 3 hours for our march.  The new/current one gives us basically ALL DAY, from 1 PM – Midnight!  Other than that, let’s check out what the article has to say:


Juggalos, rallies and more: Lots of traffic headaches this weekend

WASHINGTON — A batch of big events including competing marches, a parade, an airshow and festivals are set to make for an interesting weekend across the D.C. region that is sure to also include significant traffic jams.

On Saturday, the “Juggalo March on Washington,” “Mother of All Rallies,” and Fiesta D.C. Latino culture parade all combine around the National Mall.

A National Park Service permit issued to the band Insane Clown Posse’s record label allows so-called “Juggalos” to gather in front of the Lincoln Memorial around noon Saturday, march around the Washington Monument, then return to the Reflecting Pool for a concert from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The permit says the stated goal of the gathering is “to demonstrate and speak out against the Department of Justice’s labeling of Juggalos (fans of the band) as a gang.”

Organizers expect around 3,000 of the Insane Clown Posse fans, who often wear clown face paint or the group’s symbol of a man running with a hatchet, to attend Saturday’s event.

An FBI report described the group in 2011 as a “loosely organized hybrid gang.”

A website for the “Juggalo March on Washington” describes it as “taking out [sic] fight to the streets. Literally.” The band has disputed the FBI’s characterization and have challenged it in court.

There have been instances where “ICP” disputes have led to serious injuries.

During the march, the permit requires the group to stay on the sidewalks and to avoid blocking traffic. The head of the record label and the label’s director of public relations are listed as the people in charge of the event, which has been planned for more than a year.

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from Faygoluvers


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