Video footage shows hundreds of kids taking over roads from Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point in inner Brisbane and scuffling with police, leading to arrests.
— 7 News Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) October 23, 2017
The participants attended as part of the annual 'Brisbane Street Jam' event alongside Jack Dauth, an Instagram and YouTube celebrity with more than 160,000 followers.
Police had to shut down parts of Brisbane CBD in response to the event, which saw hundreds of scooter riders travelling on the wrong side of the road.
Speaking to Nine News, Dauth recognised that things had quickly gotten "out of control".
"As soon as people were on the road I knew that it was wrong," the internet celebrity said.
Organiser of the event Julian Woods thought otherwise, saying that he didn't think there was anything wrong with the behaviour of the riders and that "it is what it is".
"It's organised chaos. We don't organise the chaos but the chaos just comes on the day," he told Channel Seven.
Once police caught up with the group, there was some violence, and Dauth himself was arrested. Many fans surrounded the cop car he was placed in and chanted "free Jack!".
Dauth's YouTube channel features videos such as 'Security Guards Fight Scooter Riders!' and 'Top Speed Illegal Hillbomb On Scooter!'.
The Brisbane Times reported that police coordinated with local parents to ensure that they could efficiently pick up their children and take them home.
Police said that no charges would be laid over the event.Suggest a correction