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Democratic Socialists group endorses 'Juggalo March' in DC
The Washington, D.C., chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) on Thursday threw its support behind the upcoming "Juggalo March," which will see fans of the band Insane Clown Posse take to the streets of the nation's capital.
"Juggalos have often been the subject of parody, but we cannot dismiss their treatment as a joke," the group said in a statement. "Juggalos who display ICP logos or other fan markers have been detained by police, subjected to harassment, lost custody of their children and more.
"DC DSA is committed to addressing state repression wherever it occurs, and this means offering solidarity and support to groups on the front lines," the statement continues. "We will be offering cold Faygo and snacks to Juggalos marching next weekend, and will provide information on socialism to whomever wants it.
"More importantly, we will be showing that socialists will not stand by as the state targets marginalized people. Solidarity forever."
Juggalos, the name for fans of the band, are set to march in Washington on Saturday in protest of the FBI classifying them as a gang. They're often identified by their cartoonish black-and-white face paint.
The "Juggalo March" is set to take place at the same time as a pro-President Trump rally on the National Mall.
Nicknamed the "Mother of All Rallies," the pro-Trump rally is billing itself as the "Woodstock for the silent majority" and will begin at noon on the Mall. The "Juggalo March" is set to begin at the Lincoln Memorial and then march down the Mall.