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‘We’re not going to tolerate racism:’ Motorcyclists ride through El Paso with message of unity

EL PASO, Texas -- The El Paso Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club rallied dozens of motorcyclists for a 'ride for justice' through downtown, hoping to unify the Borderland community with a message of hope.

"Or plan today was to present a peaceful, positive and supportive image in our community during this national time of unrest," said Bill "Big Red" Morgan with the El Paso Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club.

He said the group aimed to unite as many motorcyclists as possible "in support of justice for all who have lost their lives during this period of turmoil in our nation."

"We are truly an integrated community," said El Paso Mayor Dee Margo. "We're not going to tolerate racism. What happened in Minneapolis does not happen here."

El Paso County Commissioner Carl Robinson shared his personal experiences with racism, including being repeatedly called "boy" while serving in the U.S. Army. However, he urged attendees not to judge an entire police force based on the actions of one officer.

"Let's not condemn the act of one or two individuals," said Commissioner Robins. "Their actions are not a reflection of everybody, whether you be black or white. Does not matter. I condemn the actions of those officers that killed George. But I don't condemn the police department."

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