The NAACP announced they will be filing a race discrimination lawsuit against the the City of Myrtle Beach and the city's police department over the traffic pattern in place during Bikefest.
NAACP says the traffic loop used during the festival is a form of discrimination.
The loop, created in 2015, is a 23-mile stretch of traffic funneling from Ocean Boulevard out to George Bishop Parkway and back to Ocean Boulevard. It was created after a Memorial Weekend marred with violence including a Ocean Boulevard shooting that injured eight.
Officials said the loop was created to control traffic as bikers visited the strand for Memorial Day weekend, which some call "Black Bike Week."
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But, opponents have long decried the creation and called it a stretch of "shame, humiliation and discrimination."