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Tuesday marks one year since Waco biker shootout

Motorcycle groups to rally in Round Rock to end profiling, discrimination

SAN ANTONIO – Tuesday marks one year since two rival bike gangs opened fire on each other in a crowded Waco restaurant.

Several motorcycle clubs are planning to gather in Round Rock to call for the end of profiling and discrimination.

The National Council of Club is holding the rally and press conference at Shamrock Cycles at 10 a.m.

Related: Waco Biker Shootout: Where things stand a year later

On May 17, 2015, multiple biker groups met at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco. According to police, a fight broke out between two rival groups, the Cossacks and the Banditos.

Accounts vary as to what led up to the shooting that lasted less than two minutes and left nine people dead and 18 injured.

Bail was initially set at $1 million for the other 177 bikers who were arrested. A McLennan County grand jury indicted 154 of the bickers on a single charge of engaging in organized activity.

Since the shooting, multiple bikers have come forward to tell their side of the story. Abel Renya, McLennan County district attorney, has said declined to publicly comment about the charges the bikers are facing.

The National Council Club works to defend the political, legislative and legal interests of bikers across the nation.