As a rule of thumb, it is not big news when multiple political rallies overlap on the same weekend in the nation’s capital, a prime setting for anyone trying to send a message to the people in power.
But there are exceptions to every rule — and certainly an exception can be found in a large gathering of Juggalos airing their grievance against the FBI. (More on this later.)
On Saturday, downtown Washington, D.C., was home to three prominent demonstrations that some feared might combine violently but instead stayed largely separate and peaceful, with modest attendance.
The self-described Mother of All Rallies, designed to support President Trump and “defend American culture,” was staged on the National Mall late Saturday morning.
Around the same time and several blocks away, near the White House, was the Protect American Democracy rally, which organizers say was meant to tell the president to take a tougher stance against Russian interference in American elections.
The rally garnering the most attention was the Juggalo March, an assembly set near the Lincoln Memorial of so-called Juggalos. The fans of the horror-core rap duo Insane Clown Posse are often adorned in face paint, tattoos and other symbols similar to those of group. The march was described on its website as “a collective statement from the Juggalo Family to the world about what we are and what we are not.”