The clowns are coming to Chicago! Lots of clowns are converging in Chicago at this moment to join in the protests against NATO and participate in the May 18 rally organized by National Nurses United.
A group called ClownBloq announced its plans Monday morning to demonstrate during the NATO summit, "to provide hilarity in the face of a humorless police state and to provide a fool's critique of organized and militarized oppression of the people," according to a press release.
ClownBloq formed last week after AdBusters, the activist organization behind Occupy Wall Street, suggested protesters start a "laugh riot" during the NATO summit.
You can also follow @ClOWNbloq on Twitter for plenty of NYPD and pie tossing humor:
#ClownChants You throw flashbangs, we throw pies. Flashbangs? Pies! Flashbangs? Pies!
— Clown Bloq (@CLOWNBloq) May 18, 2012