A wild incident involving as many as fifty youngsters at Manly Wharf in Sydney has ended with a number of arrests at the moment.
A big group of youngsters, lots of them bikini clad, had been concerned in an intense argument, with police making an attempt to interrupt up the group.
The incident started about 4pm, with footage displaying police chasing after the teenagers. Pepper spray was reportedly deployed by officers as they tried to include the scenario.
9 reporter Madison Scott described it as an “intense, chaotic afternoon”.
“There was quite a lot of pushing and shoving between authorities and a few of these people in that group,” she mentioned.
“Finally two younger teenagers had been arrested, one in every of them pinned down on the concrete earlier than being taken away by police.”
She added there have been additionally a number of extra arrests, with police on alert for extra bother.
A video of the brawl was posted on the @createsofManly social media web page with the caption “Ratbags take Manly”, sparking numerous response on-line.
One individual wrote: “They should shut manly down for anybody beneath the age of 18 for [Australia Day] excluding infants/toddlers or youngsters accompanied by their mother and father. That is disgusting, poor cops.”
One other argued it was “cause to alter the date.”
“This s*** has been occurring for years!”.
A 3rd individual in contrast it to the Cronulla riots, a serious incident involving hundreds of individuals in 2005.
That incident started as a dispute between a bunch of Center Japanese youths and lifeguards at Cronulla seashore, earlier than spreading to southwest Sydney.
A spokesperson for NSW Police mentioned they attended the forecourt space of Manly Wharf in response to stories of a brawl.
Police arrested three male youngsters who had been taken to Manly Police station and are aiding with inquiries.