Different rallies. Different groups. Wildly different ideologies. In the same city on the same day.
Is it a recipe for disaster?
Donald Trump supporters converge alongside Insane Clown Posse superfans at the National Mall in Washington DC, September 16th.
The “Juggalo March on Washington” has been planned for more than a year. The goal is to protest the FBI and Department of Justice 2011 labeling the group’s fans as a “loosely organized hybrid gang.”
“This is the day that we are asking every single Juggalo to join us in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., to make a collective statement from the Juggalo Family to the world about what we are and what we are not,” the rally website states.
The other group protesting that day is the political group “Mother of All Rallies,” or MOAR, who say there are “gathering to support our President and our country”
The organizers of MOAR hope their efforts will “send a direct message to Congress, the media and the world that we stand united not divided to protect and preserve American Culture,” according to a statement attributed to organizer Tommy Gunn on the event’s page.
MOAR is scheduled to meet at the Washington Monument at 11 a.m., while the Juggalos will meet at noon at the Lincoln Memorial, before marching up and down the National Mall.
Will they meet? Will they scuffle?
I mean, I’m not reeeeeeally worried. I’ve met dozens of Juggalos over the years, and they’re just deranged music fans. I’m frankly more scared of Beliebers or Taylor Swift fans.
The Trump supporters are a different story. They’ll be freaked out by the Juggalos and who knows what they’ll do.
Then again, it seems their crowd numbers are dwindling (last weeks riots notwithstanding), so this might be a tempest in a teapot.
What do you think? Grab the popcorn or shit it down?
(via HuffPo; Photos: MediaPunch)