Just before the Fourth of July weekend, state crews erected a sign on West Lake Drive which locals quickly said they wanted taken down. Christine Sampson

About 40 Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched from Herrick Park to East Hampton Village Hall and then back on Sunday afternoon. T.E. McMorrow
A protester holds a sign on Newtown Lane. Some passers-by honked in support. Morgan McGivern
Demonstrators were kept behind a barricade at Herrick Park. Morgan McGivern
An example of some of the homemade signs demonstrators brought with them to East Hampton.Morgan McGivern
Marchers during the second rally on Sunday walked up the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike to the Hampton Library.Taylor K. Vecsey
About 75 people took part in the Bridgehampton demonstration. Taylor K. Vecsey
From left, Nettie Rattray, Towera Amada, and Teodros Rattray were among the youngest people taking part in the rally.Taylor K. Vecsey
Kathy Engel, April Gornik, and Barbara Bornstein were among the demonstrators. Taylor K. Vecsey
Some people lined up on Montauk Highway with signs.Taylor K. Vecsey
Willie Jenkins, who had led the chants during the rally, said seeing people of all races come together will help him overcome his fears. Taylor K. Vecsey

Morgan McGivern photos
Chris Carney of East Hampton, a founder of Soldier Ride, led the way as Soldier Ride began on Saturday morning.
Soldier Ride participants included Khanh Ngo and Richard Mohler, a U.S. Army veteran
A little rest was necessary before Soldier Ride began.
A moment of silence was held before the ride began.
The Honor Guard
Participants rode down Montauk Highway at the start of Soldier Ride.
Nancy Atlas gave a performance.

JoAnn Lyles, the mother of the late Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Hearter and seen here with Benjamin Tupaj in 2014, pulled her support from this year's Soldier Ride the Hamptons. Morgan McGivern