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USA: Bikers wield guns in protest over Twin Peaks shootout

17 23.08.2015 Инфо

Hundreds of bikers from all over Texas gathered outside the McLennan County Courthouse, Saturday, demanding the release of 177 bikers who remain jailed after a deadly shooting outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco in May. Bikers were seen carrying guns and waving the Confederate flag, some also held banners vowing to continue protesting until their friends are freed. The shootout erupted when a group of bikers including the Bandidos, Cossacks, and allies,were holding a meeting about political rights for motorcyclists at the restaurant on May 17. The shooting allegedly began in a dispute over a parking space. Police, including a SWAT team, who had been monitoring the meeting, opened fire on the bikers. Some nine bikers died and eighteen others were injured in the shootout, Waco police declined to reveal how many of the dead and injured were shot by police.