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Bikers' continued jailing after shootout sparks Waco protest 3 weeks later

  • Adam Valdez age 66, of Yoakum, Texas, arrives for the  "All for 1" rally at the McLennan County courthouse parking lot in Waco, Texas, Sunday, June 7, 2015. Organizers, who have called the event a peaceful, silent protest, gathered in front of the courthouse to protest what they say is the violation of rights of many bikers who were arrested at Twin Peaks just for being at the scene of the crime. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)

    Adam Valdez age 66, of Yoakum, Texas, arrives for the "All for 1" rally at the McLennan County courthouse parking lot in Waco, Texas, Sunday, June 7, 2015. Organizers, who have called the event a peaceful, silent protest, gathered in front of the courthouse to protest what they say is the violation of rights of many bikers who were arrested at Twin Peaks just for being at the scene of the crime. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protestors greet arriving bikers attending the "All for 1" rally at the McLennan County courthouse in Waco, Texas, Sunday, June 7, 2015. Organizers, who have called the event a peaceful, silent protest, gathered in front of the courthouse to protest what they say is the violation of rights of many bikers who were arrested at Twin Peaks just for being at the scene of the crime. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)

    Protestors greet arriving bikers attending the "All for 1" rally at the McLennan County courthouse in Waco, Texas, Sunday, June 7, 2015. Organizers, who have called the event a peaceful, silent protest, gathered in front of the courthouse to protest what they say is the violation of rights of many bikers who were arrested at Twin Peaks just for being at the scene of the crime. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protestors stand on a corner as bikers arrive for the "All for 1" rally at the McLennan County courthouse in Waco, Texas, Sunday, June 7, 2015. Organizers, who have called the event a peaceful, silent protest, gathered in front of the courthouse to protest what they say is the violation of rights of many bikers who were arrested at Twin Peaks just for being at the scene of the crime. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)

    Protestors stand on a corner as bikers arrive for the "All for 1" rally at the McLennan County courthouse in Waco, Texas, Sunday, June 7, 2015. Organizers, who have called the event a peaceful, silent protest, gathered in front of the courthouse to protest what they say is the violation of rights of many bikers who were arrested at Twin Peaks just for being at the scene of the crime. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Several hundred bikers have protested 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 proclaimed their constitutional rights and held signs Sunday outside the McLennan County courthouse.

The protest was organized by the Dallas chapter of the Sons of Liberty motorcycle club. Bikers circled the jail and detention center twice before parking in front of the courthouse.

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.