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We are all clowns.
~ A sign held by one of the clowns.
Kill the Rich!
~ Motto of the Clowns
The Clowns are a major antagonistic faction in the 2019 comic book psychological thriller film Joker, the first installment of the newly launched DC Black film series.
They are a massive movement of people which wear clown masks on their faces, aiming to instigate an anarchist mutiny against the rich and the powerful population. They were inspired by Arthur Fleck's murder against 3 Wall Street men on the subway.
Their mutiny eventually triggers widespread riots and causes the deaths of many rich people, including Thomas Wayne.
The Clowns riot started after a Arthur shot and killed three rich, business men that were assaulting him because of his uncontrollable laughter. This caused an uproar because everyone saw it as the people fighting against the rich, causing outrage against Thomas Wayne. They also attacked two detectives after fighting amongst them took place before one of the detectives shot and killed a clown, causing him to be brutally assaulted by the crowd of clowns because of what they did. They then began rioting around Gotham City after the live murder of Murray Franklin and managed to save Arthur from the authorities and hailing him as their leader. Although we don't get an explanation of what happened to the riots afterward, it's presumed the Gotham police managed to fight off and stop the riots before taking Arthur into custody, ending the Clowns organization.