Clowns to join anti-NATO protests in Chicago

May 16, 2012

The Associated Press


CHICAGO — Anti-war activists. Immigrant-rights advocates. And now, clowns?

A group of clowns has put out a notice saying they plan to protest the NATO summit that starts in Chicago on Sunday.

The group calls itself ClownBloq, and members say they'll be on the streets in Chicago this week in clown gear and armed with pies.

The group says its mission is "to provide hilarity in the face of a humorless police state and to provide a fool's critique of organized and militarized repression of the people, their voices and their best interests."