‘Clown Lives Matter’ March to Be Held After Rash of Creepy Clown Sightings

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A “Clown Lives Matter” march is set to take place in Tucson, Arizona, next week in response to the recent influx of cases featuring clowns creeping out the public.

“This is a peaceful way to show clowns are not psycho killers,” read a flyer for the event, which aims to get rid of the recent stigma around clowns. “We want the public to feel safe, and not be afraid. So come out, bring the family, meet a clown and get a hug!”

The march is a reaction to the increase of clown sightings across the country, which has seen the costumed menaces threaten schools in California, Alabama, and South Carolina.

On Tuesday, two individuals dressed as clowns were arrested in Baytown, Texas, after they were seen chasing people around a park armed with tree limbs.

Several clowns have also attempted to lure children into the woods, with cases in South Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana making headlines.

Two schools in Alabama were even placed on lockdown in September, after numerous threats were made to the schools that clowns would show up.

“If there is someone out there that thinks this is some type of fun prank that gives you attention you so strive, let me warn you now, that if you do ANYTHING that disrupts the safe learning environment for our kids, we will find you and charge you criminally with all of the laws at our disposal up to and including terrorizing,” wrote Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz, after cases in Louisiana started to be reported. “We are not clowning around.”

The Clown Lives Matter march is set to take place at 6:30 p.m on October 15 at 4th Avenue in Tucson, Arizona.

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington or like his page at Facebook.