People gather for a rally during the Juggalo March, at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall, Sept. 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Al Drago/Getty Images hide caption
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As a rule of thumb, it is not big news when multiple political rallies overlap in the same weekend in the nation’s capital, a prime setting for anyone trying to send a message to governmental power.
But there are exceptions to every rule. And certainly, in this case, an exception for a large gathering of Juggalos airing their grievance against the Federal Bureau of Investigations. (More on this later.)
Downtown Washington, D.C. was home Saturday to three prominent demonstrations that some feared might combine violently but they instead stayed largely separate and peaceful, with modest attendance.
The self-described “Mother of All Rallies,” designed to support President Trump and “defend American culture,” was staged on the National Mall for late Saturday morning.
— Sasha-Ann Simons (@SashaAnnSimons) September 16, 2017
Around the same time and several blocks away near the White House, was a separate