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Wild drag racing caught on camera in St Kilda as police pepper spray crowd

More than 100 wild hoons descended onto a busy Melbourne road as drag racers performed burnouts through the streets late into the night.

Police were called to Marine Parade in St Kilda, on Thursday night at around 10.50 to find the street had been blocked off to other traffic by the drag racers.

The crowd began to lash out at police forcing officers to unleash pepper spray in a desperate attempt to disperse the wild mob.

During the chaos, rocks were thrown and one police car was left severely damaged.

Police were called to Marine Parade in St Kilda, on Thursday night at around 10.50 to find the street had been blocked off to other traffic by the drag racers

Police were called to Marine Parade in St Kilda, on Thursday night at around 10.50 to find the street had been blocked off to other traffic by the drag racers

Police were called to Marine Parade in St Kilda, on Thursday night at around 10.50 to find the street had been blocked off to other traffic by the drag racers

More than 100 wild hoons descended onto a busy Melbourne road as drag racers performed burnouts through the streets late into the night

More than 100 wild hoons descended onto a busy Melbourne road as drag racers performed burnouts through the streets late into the night

One car is seen leaving a huge cloud of smoke behind after tearing down Marine Parade in St Kilda

One car is seen leaving a huge cloud of smoke behind after tearing down Marine Parade in St Kilda

More than 100 wild hoons descended onto a busy Melbourne road as drag racers performed burnouts through the streets late into the night

The illegal gathering is believed to have started at around 9pm and carried on well past midnight.

The cars had first piled into the Elwood BP petrol station before taking to the streets.

Shocking footage shows cars flying down the road and performing a string of burnouts as the crowd shouted and cheered.

One woman shared to social media that the night was complete ‘madness’. 

The crowd then began to lash out at police forcing officers to unleash pepper spray to disperse the wild mob.

The crowd then began to lash out at police forcing officers to unleash pepper spray to disperse the wild mob.

The hoon gathering is believed to have started at around 9pm and went on well past midnight

The hoon gathering is believed to have started at around 9pm and went on well past midnight

The crowd then began to lash out at police forcing officers to unleash pepper spray to disperse the wild mob

‘They drove like lunatics, once police got there they threw and smashed bottles on police cars. Police pepper sprayed them from their windows,’ she said.

‘It was crazy.’ 

The chaos became so much that the Police Air Wing was forced to intervene and the party was eventually shut down. 

‘Police have identified that a number of offences were committed including breaches of the Chief Health Officers instructions,’ Victoria Police said in a statement. 

In Melbourne, outdoor gatherings are capped at 100 people under Covid-19 restrictions. 

Police are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward. 

The chaos became so much that the Police Air Wing was forced to intervene and the party was eventually shut down

The chaos became so much that the Police Air Wing was forced to intervene and the party was eventually shut down

The chaos became so much that the Police Air Wing was forced to intervene and the party was eventually shut down

The crowd was eventually dispersed in the early hours of Friday morning

The crowd was eventually dispersed in the early hours of Friday morning

The crowd was eventually dispersed in the early hours of Friday morning

Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News

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