WACO, Texas (TheBlaze/AP) — About 300 bikers protested Sunday outside a courthouse in Waco over the continued jailing of more than 100 bikers, friends and family members three weeks after a deadly shootout at a restaurant.
Bikers circled the jail and detention center twice before parking in front of the courthouse. Then they proclaimed their constitutional rights and held signs outside the McLennan County courthouse.
Five people who told the Waco Tribune they're with a group called Come and Take It showed up at the rally openly carrying rifles. They told the paper they don't own motorcycles.
The protest was organized by the Dallas chapter of the Sons of Liberty motorcycle club.
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 roadside restaurant that ended in gunfire.
Nine people were killed and 18 injured.
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