DC MARCH CONCERT CANCELLED DUE TO COP PRESSURE
WRITTEN ON 01 MARCH 2017.
The free concert scheduled to follow the Juggalo March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 will not happen due to the Prince William County Sheriff’s Department expressing “concerns” about Juggalos coming to the area where the event was originally to be held.
Psychopathic Records is currently examining its options and has contacted the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia requesting their assistance in this matter. It is Psychopathic Records’ full intent that a free concert will still take place following the Juggalo March, which is scheduled for noon in the National Mall.
Today, Psychopathic Records released this statement concerning the unwarranted cancellation of the concert:
“Here’s the simple fact: A law enforcement agency has told thousands and thousands of people that they are not welcome in their community simply because they identify as Juggalos, which is a music-based subculture and nothing more. And this PRECISELY reflects the purpose of the Juggalo March – to call attention to the kind of casual discrimination, profiling, and bigotry that Juggalos face every day throughout these United States. This is why we are marching and also why we are calling upon fellow music artists, social activists, and public servants to join us at the March – because the basic civil liberties of thousands of taxpaying American citizens are being abused…simply because they listen to a certain type of music. To our Juggalo brothers and sisters, rest assured we are looking into all options to ensure a free concert following the Juggalo March on September 16 goes on as planned. Stay strong and remember…we are family, NOT a gang or public menace and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!”