A group of more than 8,000 bikers plan to descend on Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20 as a show of support for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Chris Cox, 48, says his group, Bikers for Trump, will be in Washington for the inauguration. He says they will be there to serve another purpose in addition to simply showing their support for the president-elect.
“In the event that we are needed, we will form a wall of meat,” Cox told Fox News’ show, “Fox & Friends,” according to the Daily Mail. Cox said the group is non-violent, but that members plan to stand up to any violent protesters.
“We’ll be shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and we’ll be toe to toe with anyone who’s going to break through police barriers,” Cox said.
Cox formed the organization in October 2015, he told The Washington Post. Since then, the group has attended rallies all over the country, growing to tens of thousands of members nationwide. The group is mostly made up of white men, many of whom are veterans.
At Trump’s campaign rallies, Bikers for Trump provided security in the form of human barricades, keeping protesters away from Trump supporters.