Juggalos to America: “Liking crappy music is not a crime”

© 2017 Mukul Ranjan

File this under, the now we’ve seen it all category. On Saturday, the Juggalos — devotees of Insane Clown Posse — came to D.C. to protest the bad rap they say they’ve received because of their taste in music and style. The well-behaved and, dare say, friendly group of Juggalos say that the Justice Department has unfairly characterized them a “gang.”

So, they came to D.C., with their face paint and signs, and rallied on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Their message to their detractors and those who don’t understand them are that they are a “family” that accepts those of all stripes.

“When you step in we throw politics aside,” [Juggalo Chris] Fabritz said as the Juggalo march wound its way back to Abraham Lincoln’s statue. “We’re Juggalos, and we just love everyone.”

All images © the photographer. Joe Flood, Miki Jourdan, Mica Powers and Mukul Ranjan contributed to this post.

© 2017 Miki Jourdan
© 2017 Mica Powers
© 2017 Mukul Ranjan
© 2017 Mukul Ranjan
© 2017 Miki Jourdan
© 2017 Mica Powers
© 2017 Joe Flood
© 2017 Mukul Ranjan