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Nine months into the administration of President moncler outlet sale Donald Trump, fans of the eccentric Detroit rap duo Insane Clown Posse assembled a larger rally on the national mall this Saturday than the president’s diehard supporters stationed a few hundred yards away.

moncler sale outlet The dueling rallies reflected the difficulty that any sitting president has in mobilizing his base, and the particular challenge that Trump has as he struggles to pass major legislation and honor his campaign promises. moncler sale outlet

Unlike the pro Trump rally, Juggalos, as clown makeup wearing Insane Clown Posse fans call themselves, protested on the National Mall moncler outlet online on Saturday for an actual specific purpose. That could explain why the gathering that surrounded the base of the reflection pool at the Lincoln Memorial this afternoon was significantly larger than the pro Trump rally.

moncler jackets outlet In 2011, the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center designated Juggalos, who say they are simply fans of a band, as a “loosely organized hybrid gang,” saying a subset of the group is involved in criminal activity. The agency sent out briefing materials to all law enforcement offices around the country listing cheap moncler sale Juggalos as a gang alongside Crips, Bloods and MS 13. They pointed out particular moncler outlet store signs to look for to see if a person was a Juggalo, cheap moncler coats like the “hatchet man” symbol of the Insane Clown Posse. moncler jackets outlet

The result was that people who counted themselves fans of Insane Clown Posse have been fired from their jobs, lost children in custody battles and were targeted and harassed by police.

Kevin Gill, an employee for the band and host of a Juggalo podcast, gave the opening remarks, calling the rally, “The most important day in Juggalo history.” This protest was “some monumental shit,” he added, before ripping into a denunciation of the FBI for categorizing Juggalos as a gang. In response, the crowd broke into a raucous chant about the much hated FBI, “They fucked up! They fucked up!”

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Gill and every other speaker at the Juggalo rally preached inclusivity with a passion that speakers at the pro Trump rally reserved for subjects liker border security.

“We don’t care if you’re black, white, Hispanic, straight, gay, trans, fat as fuck or skinny as a broom stick,” moncler mens jackets Gill said, moncler sale outlet adding everyone is welcome to be or support Juggalos.

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“At the core of it, it’s just a battle cry against discrimination,” Christian Ike, a Juggalo who traveled from Los Angeles for the protest, told HuffPost. “Obviously there’s worse discrimination in this country than what the Juggalos are facing. But we’re here to say that we’re also with those people.”

moncler factory outlet Jessica, a Juggalo from Arlington, Virginia, who declined to give her last name, told HuffPost, “We’re not a gang. We don’t do that. We’re about love and family.” moncler factory outlet

cheap moncler “I’m tired of the FBI going around harassing people, pulling them over, people getting fired,” Kev aka “Juggs” from the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, said cheapmoncler . cheap moncler

moncler outlet sale New Mexico resident Crystal Guerrero said that she lost custody of two children because she went to monlcer down jackets one Insane moncler outlet Clown Posse show. Laura King of Fredericksburg, Virginia, recounted how she was permanently placed on a gang registry while she was on probation for cheap moncler jackets a DUI offense because she had a tattoo of the hatchet man symbol. Jessica Bonometti was fired from her job as a probation officer in Woodbridge, Virginia, because she liked some Insane Clown Posse cheap moncler outlet related photographs on Facebook. moncler outlet sale

cheap moncler jackets sale Zac, a Juggalo from Utah County, Utah, wearing a bright orange suit while holding the Utah state flag, told HuffPost that he had been harassed numerous times by police and private security just for wearing Insane Clown Posse T shirts and having bumper stickers on his car. He said that he doesn’t wear the clothes or decorate his car the way he’d like to because it makes him a target. cheap moncler jackets sale

moncler outlet “I do not support Insane Clown Posse the way I normally would and I feel that it’s in violation of my rights as an American to support a band and that’s why I’m here,” he said. Capitol building, pro Trump activists had convened the “Mother of All Rallies,” to “help send a message to Congress, the media and the world: we stand united to defend American culture and values.” moncler outlet

cheap moncler coats As it turned out, the self described “Woodstock of American rallies,” drew just a few hundred people, leaving much of the enclosed grass area allotted to the group empty for the duration of the afternoon. The lineup of speakers moncler sale consisted mainly of D list conservative leaders like Marco Gutierrez, the founder of Latinos for Trump, who famously warned that if the country did not curb immigration there would be “taco trucks on every corner.” No Republican members of Congress or elected officials of any major office were there moncler outlet . cheap moncler coats

moncler jacket sale The rally organizers made a point of condemning racism on their website, advising attendees, in all caps, “NO CONFEDERATE FLAGS, NO COMMUNIST FLAGS, NO FOREIGN FLAGS ALLOWED.” moncler jacket sale

It was not clear if the members of the Oathkeepers and other right wing militiamen in khaki tactical vests at the perimeter of the rally strictly enforced this dictum.

moncler outlet online But for the most part, the gathering appeared to be free of Confederate flags or overtly white supremacist paraphernalia of the kind on display at the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August. moncler outlet online

cheap moncler jackets Jacob Boslet, a 19 year old from Altoona, Pennsylvania, was waving a “Kekistan” flag popular on the alt right that resembles a particular version of the Nazi flag. cheap moncler jackets

Boslet, whose brother was attending the Juggalo rally, claimed that he was waving the flag to make a statement in support of “free speech,” not white nationalism, which he condemns.

moncler outlet jackets “This is to promote the idea that you can create your own entity regardless if it offends someone or not, or someone has already taken it. Look at it it looks stupid and is a joke,” Boslet said. moncler outlet jackets

cheap moncler outlet Jacob Boslet, 19, of Altoona, Pa., waved an Alt Right “Kekistan” flag, but claimed it was a joke intended to champion free speech. Outside the rally perimeter, a group of self described “antifascists” or Antifa members, some of whom concealed their faces with black bandanas, got into heated political arguments with rally attendees. Park Police officers got between the two groups, in an attempt to prevent violence. cheap moncler outlet

In short, it was a classic buy moncler jackets “Make America Great Again” rally reminiscent of those that buoyed Trump’s campaign save for the fact that it lacked both Trump and the throngs of supporters that flocked to him on the campaign trail. At one point, a speaker even got the crowd into a chant of “Lock her up,” the campaign trail mantra about then Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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