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Monday, 01, Jun 2015 12:23

By Claire Lawson

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Following on from the Waco biker gang shootout, which left nine dead and 18 injured, an influx of accusations have been thrown at the Waco Police Department for their handling of the situation.

The Waco Police Department has subsequently come under fire in relation to the police force's handling of the incident, amidst further reports that members of the department have inside contact with Texas motorbike gangs, as previously revealed.

As a result, Texas biker groups have joined Facebook page, "All for 1 Rally & Protest", along with almost 800 other people, who will take part in a 'silent, peaceful' protest at the McLennan County Courthouse on Sunday 7 June.

"The Waco PD and other agencies involved has slandered every Biker in the state of Texas as gang members and criminals repeatedly," the event page said.

They also demand the release of those imprisoned following the shootout, the aftermath of which saw 172 people arrested, many of whom had no criminal record. Each is being held on a $1 million bond (£660,000).

According to the event page, biker groups will meet between Dallas and Fort Worth, then ride almost 100 miles to Waco to gather outside the courthouse in silent protest carrying signs opposing characterisation of all bikers as gang members.

Comments on the Facebook page indicate others will ride in from New Mexico and Kansas, as well as other parts of the Lone Star State.

The Waco Police Department has not yet confirmed how many bikers were shot and killed during the incident, however legal experts have predicted trouble for the Waco Police Department in the aftermath following on from the department's actions.

Watch this space for more news as and when we get it.

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