"America is a country of weirdos! Celebrate it!" shouted one of Saturday's marchers in the gathering of so-called "Juggalos" -- fans of rap band Insane Clown Posse -- before sweeping up reporter Daniel Dale in a hug.
"America is a country of weirdos. Celebrate it," shouts Juggalo Jacob Roman, 18, before aggressively giving me a hug https://t.co/R0uoalL1WC— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1505581887.0
The group marched in Washington, D.C. Saturday to protest the FBI's decision to label their fan community a gang that warrants federal law enforcement officers' attention.
Months after the Juggalos announced that today would be the day of their protest, supporters of President Donald Trump said that they, too, would be holding a rally in Washington, the "Mother of All Rallies" on the National Mall.
However, as video from the event showed, the pro-Trump crowd was dwarfed by their massive stage set.
Photos from the day, however, are pretty amazing.
Final image from the Juggalo march https://t.co/1RCdprRaMM— Paul McLeod (@Paul McLeod)1505599576.0
"People fear what they don't understand," says Ohio's Amy Puterbaugh, 36. https://t.co/OEEHCQjTcr— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1505582396.0
"The #FBI listens to Nickelback" sign at #JuggaloMarch protest about their designation as a gang by the Bureau https://t.co/iZ0FHAiJ3T— Alex Rubinstein (@Alex Rubinstein)1505593224.0
Alright, the Juggalos have already won the Battle of the DC Rallies #JuggaloMarch https://t.co/9KGk1JeVbS— Roy Edroso (@Roy Edroso)1505585743.0
The Democratic Socialists of America are here handing out Juggalo-friendly snacks https://t.co/h2kap5gkuB— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1505582487.0
Jeff Feken, 33, of Virginia Beach https://t.co/nlkLvQnj1A— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1505582781.0
Clowns are gathering, Faygo is passed around, chants of "Family! Family!" fill the air as tourists look on. Juggalo… https://t.co/OpIdnRnheN— Jack Smith IV (@Jack Smith IV)1505580406.0
I went to the #JuggaloMarch with @qjurecic. Here are some of the fine people we saw. /1/ https://t.co/S6QS7NGdKl— Benjamin Wittes (@Benjamin Wittes)1505597206.0
Oh and BTW? Not a bad gathering for a cloudy Saturday #JuggaloMarch https://t.co/1raQf2UvQD— Roy Edroso (@Roy Edroso)1505592773.0
Juggalo Jared Baxter, 17, drove a day from Missouri. "People don't understand what's different." https://t.co/Z70RsdBAll— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1505584338.0