Bikers gathered outside the courthouse in Waco, Texas in protest over "the continued jailing of more than 100 bikers, friends and family members." The arrests followed a deadly shoot out at a local restaurant.
Bikers proclaimed their constitutional rights and held signs outside the McLennan County courthouse. Before they parked in front of the court building, they circled the jail and detention center twice.
"We wanted to let the boys know we were here," Sons of Liberty motorcycle club member Mel Robins said. The protest was organized by the club's Dallas chapter.
The protests was organized because of "unfair treatment by law enforcement following the violent shootout."
The AP writes,
The Confederation of Clubs and Independents urged members in an email to avoid the protest so as not to "exacerbate what is already a highly charged" situation. That group is the one that organized the May 17 meeting at a Waco Twin Peaks that ended in gunfire.
"'Bikers lives matter' may be a cliche but it's true," Adam Valdex of Yoakum Texas said, referring to the words on a sign taped to the front of his motorcycle. "We're no different."