Atlantic Beach Bikefest gears up on SC coast

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ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Organizers expect as many as 300,000 people this weekend for the annual Atlantic Beach Bikefest on the South Carolina coast.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports the black biker rally continues through Memorial Day in the predominantly black beach community on the Grand Strand. .

The NAACP says it is again organizing Operation Bike Week Justice to monitor how police handle the rally.

The civil rights group says Myrtle Beach enforces laws against black bikers more strictly than during the Harley Davidson rally, a predominantly white rally held earlier this month.

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Myrtle Beach City Manager Tom Leath denies that police are more strict during the black bikers rally.

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