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From left, Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J of Hip hop duo "Insane Clown Posse" in New York, July 30, 2013.
From left, Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J of Hip hop duo "Insane Clown Posse" in New York, July 30, 2013.  Slaven Vlasic—Getty Images

Insane Clown Posse Plans March on Washington in 2017

Jul 25, 2016

Rap duo Insane Clown Posse is planning to march in Washington D.C. next year with members of its rabid fanbase, known as Juggalos, as part of an ongoing entanglement with the FBI.

Frontman Joe "Violent J" Bruce announced the march this weekend at the Gathering of the Juggalos festival held in Thornville, Ohio, the Detroit News reported. The march is planned for Sept. 16, 2017.

“In 2017, the weekend of Sept. 17, we need you. We’re gonna do a [expletive] march on Washington,” Bruce told fans, according to The Detroit News. “They call the Juggalo World a movement, right? Well, let’s move!”

Along with the march, Insane Clown Posse will throw "a huge Juggalo concert" that weekend, free of charge, and a picnic for fans on Sept. 17.

Insane Clown Posse, which incorporates horror themes into its shows, has been involved in an ongoing battle with the FBI after the bureau classified Juggalos — who are dedicated, often face-painted fans — as a "gang." The group also owes over $300,000 in taxes, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Of the march, Bruce told the Detroit News he wasn't sure how it would turn out.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said. “We could totally embarrass ourselves, and there could be 25 people [that show up].”

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