It was another weekend of strong turnout for the latest edition of the Back the Blue ride and rally. This one happened in the town of Macedon, in Wayne County.
Thousands gathered at Bullis Park to show support for the law enforcement community. They lined up with motorcycles and other vehicles, taking advantage of the sprawling space.
Ken Barnes, a volunteer firefighter from Fairport, told the Democrat & Chronicle that he didn’t attend to make a political statement. Instead, he simply wanted to show support and appreciation for the work law enforcement does each day.
“We’re not here to deliver any kind of message,” he told the D&C. “We just want police officers here and elsewhere to know that we support them and appreciate their service.”
Organizers had a tough time accounting for how many people showed up due to sheer volume of that turnout. Several thousands were easily viewable throughout the footage captured around the site.
Huge crowds gathering at Bullis Park in Macedon for Back the Blue rally. Ride starts at 10 pic.twitter.com/ZnC1i5dhxO
— Sean Lahman (@seanlahman) August 16, 2020
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