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Hells Angels bikers meet in Poland, watched by police

  • A group of Hells Angels bikers enters a enclosed holiday center near Warsaw, Poland, Friday, June 3, 2016. Hundreds of Hells Angels bikers from across Europe and the U.S. came to Poland for their annual meeting. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    A group of Hells Angels bikers enters a enclosed holiday center near Warsaw, Poland, Friday, June 3, 2016. Hundreds of Hells Angels bikers from across Europe and the U.S. came to Poland for their annual meeting. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Two Hells Angels bikers are checked by police officers as they wait to enter an enclosed holiday center near Warsaw, Poland, Friday, June 3, 2016. Hundreds of Hells Angels bikers from across Europe and the U.S. came to Poland for their annual meeting. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Two Hells Angels bikers are checked by police officers as they wait to enter an enclosed holiday center near Warsaw, Poland, Friday, June 3, 2016. Hundreds of Hells Angels bikers from across Europe and the U.S. came to Poland for their annual meeting. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

  • A group of Hells Angels bikers are checked by police officers as they wait to enter an enclosed holiday center in Rynia near Warsaw, Poland, Friday, June 3, 2016. Hundreds of Hells Angels bikers from across Europe and the U.S. came to Poland for their annual meeting. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    A group of Hells Angels bikers are checked by police officers as they wait to enter an enclosed holiday center in Rynia near Warsaw, Poland, Friday, June 3, 2016. Hundreds of Hells Angels bikers from across Europe and the U.S. came to Poland for their annual meeting. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

Police in central Poland are on standby as hundreds of Hells Angels bikers' clubs from around Europe and the U.S. are gathering near Warsaw for an annual meeting.

Police were checking the documents and luggage of some of the bikers, as they were arriving Friday at the gate of the enclosed holiday center in Rynia, on a man-made lake.

TVN24 showed police stopping bikers and checking their documents on a highway leading from Germany.

The club has gained a bad reputation in the U.S. due to the involvement of some of its members in deadly fights in recent years. Lately, its yearly "Hells Angels World Run" meetings have been held outside the U.S.