Young scooter riders in violent clashes with police in Brisbane CBD

There have been violent clashes with police in Brisbane’s CBD as hundreds of young scooter riders took over the streets.

Several teenagers were arrested during an event arranged on social media involving a number of YouTube and Instagram stars.

Jack Dauth was the main attraction with police labelling him the instigator.

“First they tackled me down, they ripped my camera, grabbed my microphone and twisted it out,” he said.

Jack Dauth said the scooter riders had not sought violence. Photo: 7 News

“They picked me up and just threw me in.”

The scooter rider has 150,000 followers on Instagram and hundreds of them followed him to the CBD, congregating en masse and riding through the mall and the streets.

“I don’t condone any violence but it’s not under our control, we’re just riding scooters, “ Jack said.

Julian Woods organised the event.

“I don’t think there was any wrongdoing by any of the street riders but it is what it is,” he said.

“It’s organised chaos. We don’t organise the chaos but the chaos just comes on there day.”

And there was plenty.

Hundreds of riders flocked to the city's centre. Photo: 7 News

A witness said someone was punched in the throat by police while some children feared for their safety.

Many were sent home by police and picked up by parents at Kangaroo point.

But others weren’t fazed.

“They’re not doing any harm,” one mother said.

“They’re staying out of everyone’s way.”

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