Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga Setting & Symbolism

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The Hollister Riot, July 4th Weekend, 1947

Over the July 4th weekend of 1947 several members of a motorcycle gang known as the Booze Fighters congregated in Hollister, California, and engaged on a public drinking binge. The police broke up the event after some minor violence. What would have ordinarily been a minor criminal event was widely reported in the media and dubbed the Hollister Riot. The event inspired a later short story and the Hollywood film, The Wild One, which had an enormous influence on the subsequent development of motorcycle outlaw gangs.

The Monterey Rape, Labor Day Weekend, 1964

Two women claimed they had been gang raped by members of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang during a wild beach party near Monterey, California, over the Labor Day weekend of 1964. One of the women was fourteen and one was fifteen. One was also pregnant. One of the alleged victims was white...

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