A NUMBER of teenagers have been arrested after a pack of kids on kick scooters clashed with police in Brisbane.
Police were flooded with calls shortly after 1.30pm on Sunday after hundreds of scooter riders poured into the CBD.
The large group, made up of children and teenagers, took over city streets as they saturated the Valley on their kick scooters, headed for Kangaroo Point.
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The riders’ crusade caused mayhem for motorists trying to navigate their way through the city, bringing traffic to a standstill as they blocked major intersections.
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Police said at times, riders were seen dicing with death, riding dangerously down the wrong side of the road and carelessly zipping in an out of traffic.
Mobile phone footage of the incident uploaded to social media shows dozens of members of the ‘scooter gang’ clashing with police at an intersection in the city centre.
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One video shows the pack of teens, many of whom had no helmets, chanting as they were surrounded by officers.
Police have confirmed “a number” of people were arrested, but exactly how many is yet to be revealed.
So far, there have been no reports of injuries, although several people were knocked to the ground in the melee.
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Police said they were not aware of the gathering, which appeared to have been organised well in advance and advertised on social media.
It’s understood the event, dubbed the ‘Brisbane Street Jam’, was promoted to more than 150,000 people Instagram.
‘Scooter bandit’ Jack Dauth, a YouTube-famous teenager from Sydney, is accused of orchestrating the chaos.
The teen was among those arrested and later bloated about being “tackled down” and “thrown into a paddy wagon” on his Instagram account.
It’s understood all those who were arrested have since been released.
“Preliminary information suggests that police were not advised of this so-called event prior to it happening,” police said in a statement on Sunday afternoon.
“Police have been liaising with parents who have been arriving at Kangaroo Point to collect their children.”
Investigations into the disturbance are continuing.
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