Donald Trump's 'Mother of All Rallies' turned out to be anything but

Greg Evans
Sunday 17 September 2017 08:30
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On Saturday afternoon, Trump supporters descended upon Washington DC for the self-proclaimed "Mother of All Rallies."

It was anything but.

The pro-Trump activist congregated on the national mall to defend their President, who continuously fails to get his legislation passed in Congress.

They met outside the the US Capitol Building to:

help send a message to Congress, the media and the world: we stand united to defend American culture and values.

For them this should have been a great demonstration for their conservative values and while they had condemned racism on their website, in an effort to avoid the scenes in Charlottesville, it proved to be a damp squib of an event.

With a lack of major conservative speakers at the rally and no elected politicians the rally attracted just a few hundred people.

Not too far away on the mall there was a protest of a very different kind, that dwarfed the Trump rally.

The Juggalo March was a protest by fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse.

If you are not familiar with their music they have produced "classics" like this:

Their fans, collectively known as Juggalos have been classified as a "loosely organised hybrid gang" by the FBI since 2011.

This is due to certain symbols and iconography that they associate themselves with.

The sad reality of this has led some Juggalos to lose their jobs, custody of children, suffered discrimination from the police and turned away from the military.

This persecution has extended to minor things like attending an Insane Clown Posse gig or liking their posts on Facebook.

Although this was a protest, the overall message of the march was one of unity, defiance and accepting everyone in society.

Kevin Gill and employee of ICP spoke at the event. Huffington Post quote him as saying:

The most important day in Juggalo history.

Give us back our f**king civil rights.

We don’t care if you’re black, white, Hispanic, straight, gay, trans, fat as f**k or skinny as a broom stick.

The Chicago Tribune report that around 1,500 Juggalos protested outside the Lincoln Memorial all day and were also treated to a concert.

Images from the rally, shared on Twitter, show just how surreal, admirable and positive the Juggalo's protest was, even if they do liberally use the f-word.

The Juggalos won plenty of support from online commentators.

We'd love to know what these tourists made of it.

HT Huffington Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Twitter

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