Meet the Libyan biker gang changing perceptions of their city

Benghazi Motorcycle Club aren’t your average bikers.

For the club’s members, biking is not just a passion. It’s also a way of portraying the city in a different light – a semblance of normality despite Libya’s recent violent history.

The club was established in 2014, right in the thick of Libya’s second civil war and three years after the fall of Libya’s longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Even at that time of rampant insecurity before Islamist militias were expelled, club members staged public shows and parades through the city.

The convoy of Harleys, Hondas and Kawasakis parade two by two through Benghazi’s alleys and main roads.

Onlookers often watch or film the gang, and honking

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