The South Los Angeles Cowboys rode in to show their solidarity with the Black Lives movement.
The Compton Cowboys, known for redefining cowboy culture, joined an upbeat procession of motorcycles and vehicles on Sunday in a ‘Peace Ride,’ which was organized to speak up against police violence and systemic racism. Over a 100 SoCal cowboys gathered at Compton courthouse to show their solidarity with the Black Lives movement and give speeches about peace and unity.
While cops were lined up in full riot gear with weapons on display, the protestors were donning casual shirts, jeans and cowboy hats with a jovial spirit. The community pride was easily felt, as residents ran out to lift their fists into the air to show their shared pain and anger at incidents against people of color.
The Compton Cowboys started as a group of 10 friends that formed a horseback riding club in 2017 that set out to change racial stereotypes. This week they bought a sense of joy to the demonstration.
Went to the protest in Compton today, and this dude did dressage in front of the national guard. He should be on the Olympic team. #ComptonCowboys pic.twitter.com/ILhpj2XlvQ
— The Matchstick Skeletons (@MtchstckSkltns) June 7, 2020
Compton peace ride with the Compton Cowboys pic.twitter.com/JibCYwI73c
— JuliaWildWest (@juliatcharfas) June 7, 2020
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