This is the moment when a bride and groom stumble out of their wedding reception after a crowd of teenagers getting out of hand suddenly stopped their special day.
The Kareem and Hiba reception collapsed when up to 40 teenage girls had closed their party in Brunswick, northern Melbourne, on 20 September.
Panic guests left the Almina function center in tears and pain just after midnight after being fired with pepper spray, causing them to be temporarily blinded.
The groom, dressed in a black shirt following the chaos inside, sees his escorting bride guide the location after the police stormed in.
Panic guests left the Almina function center in tears and pain just after midnight after being fired with pepper spray, causing them to be temporarily blinded
The special day of Kareem and Hiba collapsed in chaos when up to 40 teenage girls celebrate their party on July 20 in Brunswick, northern Melbourne
The groom is seen with his hands firmly on his head in disbelief, while the bride is sitting on a ledge covered with a blanket next to an ambulance van
In another image, Kareem is seen with his hands firmly on his head in disbelief, while his wife is sitting on a ledge covered with a blanket next to an ambulance van.
Kareem and Hiba had just had their first dance before the wild scenes burst.
The youngsters were kicked out at a party near an AirBnb rental before they went to the wedding reception.
They stormed into the room, cursing and screaming, causing a violent collision between guests and gatecrashers, police said.
Dozens of officers rushed to the scene, locked the Sydney Road in lockdown – and used pepper spray in an attempt to end the chaos.
& # 39; Look at the bride, look at the groom … pepper sprayed for no reason, & # 39; heard a woman filming outside.
Hiba, the bride, said that what was meant to be her special day, the & # 39; worst night & # 39; of her life.
& # 39; The wedding was like I was going through so much happiness and excitement and so much fun – it was really hell & # 39; An ongoing case.
Kareem and Hiba had just had their first dance before their dream wedding ruined
Both the bride and groom, who did not want their surname to be announced, said that children and older guests were among those affected by pepper spray.
A guest, Stefanie, saw her seven-year-old daughter shout at her mother: & # 39; Mommy, I can't see, my eyes, Mommy, I can't see. & # 39;
The child had to be treated by paramedics.
Hiba's 62-year-old mother, Douha, has made several trips to the hospital and has suffered from breathing problems since the incident.
& # 39; I thought my mother would die, & # 39; said Hiba.
Several guests were heard screaming in agony and were seen desperately washing their faces with water and saline.
Dozens of officers rushed to the scene, locked the Sydney Road in lockdown – and used pepper spray in an attempt to end the chaos
& # 39; To tell you the truth, I thought I'd die, & # 39; said Hiba.
& # 39; I don't wish anyone. It was the worst feeling. & # 39;
Kareem added: & instead of tears of joy … they had tears of pain.
& # 39; Even though we have wonderful memories of that wedding … I will always remember that joy and love until that part of that night. & # 39;
Jeremy King, the director of law firm Robinson Gill, said that police use should match the threat level.
& # 39; OC Spray is really a serious matter – I cannot emphasize that enough, and it can have serious consequences for people, especially when you are older, & # 39; he said.
Two 16-year-old girls from the gatecrashes group were arrested and investigations are ongoing.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia: & The police responded to reports of offensive behavior in a tram on Sydney Road that was stopped at the Stewart Street intersection.
& # 39; It is understood that a group of women who had moved away from the disruptive party left the tram and became involved in an argument with a group of people who left a private function at a Sydney Center reception center around 12.10 pm.
& # 39; The police, including officers from the Public Order Response Team, were present and used capsicum spray to disassemble the parties after they became aggressive. & # 39;
A number of bystanders were affected by the spray but were treated on the spot.
A 16-year-old girl was arrested but was later released.
Another 16-year-old girl was arrested and fined for offensive behavior.
The investigation continues.
Both the bride and groom, who did not want their surname to be announced, said that children and older guests were among those affected by pepper spray
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