Talyors Hill riots: Victoria Police under fire for not making arrests of Sudanese rioters in Melbourne

The community terrorized by the Sudanese gangs has reacted furiously amid revelations that the police chose not to arrest the youths, even though stones were thrown at the officers and their vehicles.

The community terrorized by the Sudanese gangs at war has reacted with fury amid revelations that the police "tactically" chose not to arrest the aggressors.

About 100 young people gathered for an organized fight that began over a "teen problem about a girl" at Taylors Hill in northwest Melbourne on Wednesday night.

The riot squad disbanded the two groups, who boasted that the police "could not touch us", mistreated the locals as "white trash" and threatened to loot their homes.

Metro commander Tim Hansen said that arresting young people was never a priority for the police, even when officers were attacked with stones.

The community terrorized by the Sudanese gangs has reacted furiously amid revelations that the police chose not to arrest the youths, even though stones were thrown at the officers and their vehicles.

The community terrorized by the Sudanese gangs has reacted furiously amid revelations that the police chose not to arrest the youths, even though stones were thrown at the officers and their vehicles.

About 100 young people gathered for an organized fight that began on a "teen problem on a girl" at Taylors Hill in northwest Melbourne on Wednesday night

"Our short-term goals last night were to get residents out safely and disperse that group and restore good order to that residential area," Hansen told 3AW Radio.

"We were very successful in that, we launched an investigation overnight … I just want to reassure everyone, we take a zero tolerance with this type of behavior."

Members of the public reported that the youths were armed with baseball bats, while the riot squad threw stones at them as they moved the crowd.

Three people from the incident had been identified and the police trusts "a solution for us today or in the next few days."

The Victoria Police has been criticized by locals and by the Melbourne community in general for not making any arrests, and many argue that the agents "fear African gangs."

The Victoria Police Commissioner, Graham Ashton, said that between 20 and 30 Sudanese Australians participated in the fight, while dozens more were spectators. Officers are photographed on the scene on Thursday

The Victoria Police Commissioner, Graham Ashton, said that between 20 and 30 Sudanese Australians participated in the fight, while dozens more were spectators. Officers are photographed on the scene on Thursday

Chief Police Commissioner Graham Ashton said that about 20-30 Sudanese Australians participated in the fight, while dozens more were spectators. Officers are photographed on the scene on Thursday

The riot squad disbanded the two groups, which boasted that the police "could not touch us", mistreated the locals as "white trash" and threatened to loot their homes

The riot squad disbanded the two groups, which boasted that the police "could not touch us", mistreated the locals as "white trash" and threatened to loot their homes

The riot squad disbanded the two groups, which boasted that the police "could not touch us", mistreated the locals as "white trash" and threatened to loot their homes

& # 39; If someone else did something like that, would they be charged? & # 39; a local Taylors Hill questioned Nine News.

& # 39; Would they be arrested? What's going on? There must be something done. "

Others turned to social media to suggest that the police "run through the hills" when it comes to African gangs.

"The Vic police are afraid of these African gangs … the gangs now control the police," one wrote on Twitter.

"If they were arrested, the judges would send them home with an Xbox," suggested another.

The overturned basketball team is represented at the scene while the police patrol the area on Thursday

The overturned basketball team is represented at the scene while the police patrol the area on Thursday

The overturned basketball team is represented at the scene while the police patrol the area on Thursday

Local residents of Taylor Hills and the wider community of Melbourne for making no arrests, with many officers arguing "fearful of African gangs"

Local residents of Taylor Hills and the wider community of Melbourne for making no arrests, with many officers arguing "fearful of African gangs"

Local residents of Taylor Hills and the wider community of Melbourne for making no arrests, with many officers arguing "fearful of African gangs"

Hansen added that he had seen the vision of girls fighting, which is believed to be related to the incident.

The video, shared on social media, showed two women fighting on the floor while viewers urged others to "let them fight." Another asked: ┬┐Do you want to die? & # 39;

The youths had "pre-existing stresses" and agreed to meet at the Watergardens Shopping Center in Taylors Lakes to fight before the police changed them.

Then they took public transport to Lonzo Park in Taylors Hill and launched "a series of projectiles that are believed to be rocks," police said.

Two rival gangs terrorized the residents of Taylors Hill, where they met for a fight organized around 5.30pm on Wednesday.

Two rival gangs terrorized the residents of Taylors Hill, where they met for a fight organized around 5.30pm on Wednesday.

Two rival gangs terrorized the residents of Taylors Hill, where they met for a fight organized around 5.30pm on Wednesday.

The local inhabitants of Taylors Hill were told to hide, and one told ABC that the police had asked to enter and close their doors.

"I would say they were being a little bit abusive in terms of … they were sledding in the copper and the police were clearly outnumbered, that was pretty clear," said one.

"There were many women and they were the ones who vocalized the most, they just swore and went on."

Victoria's chief police commissioner Graham Ashton told ABC Melbourne that between 20 and 30 Sudanese Australians participated in the fight, while dozens more gathered to watch.

The police believe that rival gangs organized to meet to fight for their girlfriends. Officers are photographed on horseback at the scene

The police believe that rival gangs organized to meet to fight for their girlfriends. Officers are photographed on horseback at the scene

The police believe that rival gangs organized to meet to fight for their girlfriends. Officers are photographed on horseback at the scene

& # 39; They were children of our Australian Sudanese [community] coming from the southern suburbs to meet children from the northern suburbs to have a little shock there … about friends or something, "he said.

He said police used crowd control equipment to move young people, which could include throwing smoke or making noise.

& # 39; They are groups of children coming together. You can call them gangs … But if you consider them gangs, it's not the way we tend to respond, because they do not have the traditional that we think the groups have, "he said.

& # 39; These are groups that use social networks & # 39;

It is believed that the young people broke part of this glass frame at a bus stop in Taylors Hill

It is believed that the young people broke part of this glass frame at a bus stop in Taylors Hill

It is believed that the young people broke part of this glass frame at a bus stop in Taylors Hill

Interior Minister Peter Dutton sharply criticized Victoria's Prime Minister, Daniel Andrews, and claimed that the state government refused to accept that he had a gang problem.

Interior Minister Peter Dutton sharply criticized Victoria's Prime Minister, Daniel Andrews, and claimed that the state government refused to accept that he had a gang problem.

Interior Minister Peter Dutton sharply criticized Victoria's Prime Minister, Daniel Andrews, and claimed that the state government refused to accept that he had a gang problem.

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Peter Dutton, harshly criticized the Prime Minister of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, and claimed that the state government refused to accept that he had a gang problem.

I do not know what kind of social experiment Daniel Andrews is trying to carry out in Victoria, but he's failing. Now, they do not even want to accept that they have gangs, "he told Sydney's 2GB radio on Thursday.

"We have been accused of causing an increase in the number of complaints before the commissioner or another commissioner in Victoria, some of whom do good things there, because we have made reference to African gangs, which is contributing in some way.

Rival gangs took public transport to Lonzo Park on Taylors Hill and threw "a series of projectiles that are believed to be rocks"

Between 20 and 30 young people participated in the fight, police said, while dozens more gathered to watch

Between 20 and 30 young people participated in the fight, police said, while dozens more gathered to watch

Between 20 and 30 young people participated in the fight, police said, while dozens more gathered to watch

"It's a complete rubbish, and if you say it, this is our country, everyone, regardless of your skin color, your religion, you will be governed by the only law."

Mr. Dutton accused the premier of "living in a kind of parallel universe."

& # 39;[Mr Andrews] He has to go out and start to solve this, because at the moment people get hurt and someone is going to die, "he said.

& # 39; We predicted it before. Tragically this is how it will rise, and it needs to be resolved sooner rather than later.

A strong police presence remained on the scene at Taylors Hill, Melbourne, on Thursday

A strong police presence remained on the scene at Taylors Hill, Melbourne, on Thursday

A strong police presence remained on the scene at Taylors Hill, Melbourne, on Thursday

One local said that the once peaceful area had been problematic for the past two years

One local said that the once peaceful area had been problematic for the past two years

One local said that the once peaceful area had been problematic for the past two years

There were no arrests or injuries as a result of the Wednesday night incident.

Commissioner Ashton said Victoria's police had never argued there was not a problem with African gangs.

"No one said it had never been a problem, nobody said it's not something we tried to address … it seems to have been fictionalized," he told ABC.

Prime Minister Andrews said the police's rapid response to the situation was appropriate.

A neighbor told Nine Network youth that they were running around his house that "the police can not touch us"

A neighbor told Nine Network youth that they were running around his house that "the police can not touch us"

A neighbor told Nine Network youth that they were running around his house that "the police can not touch us"

Victoria police said they threw stones at the officers and a police vehicle was damaged

Victoria police said they threw stones at the officers and a police vehicle was damaged

Victoria police said they threw stones at the officers and a police vehicle was damaged

"It would have been very, very distressing for the local residents and you can be sure that we will continue to provide the Victoria police with everything they need to fight crime and make the community safer," he said.

The representative of the South Sudanese community, Maker Mayek, said the "unfortunate" incident can be traced back to a Facebook post that indicated the fight.

"It was a very, very unfortunate situation and it's something that we, as members of the community, really denounce," Mayek told Sky News on Thursday.

The locals were told to "stay indoors and close their doors" when the groups met in Taylors Hill

The locals were told to "stay indoors and close their doors" when the groups met in Taylors Hill

The locals were told to "stay indoors and close their doors" when the groups met in Taylors Hill

Riot police were deployed and officers were stoned with stones, and residents told rival gangs that they had agreed to meet for the war.

Riot police were deployed and officers were stoned with stones, and residents told rival gangs that they had agreed to meet for the war.

Riot police were deployed and officers were stoned with stones, and residents told rival gangs that they had agreed to meet for the war.

& # 39; No one should feel insecure in their homes. I have seen people saying that their children were terrified. This is something absolutely horrible to watch.

"It is not the African community, it is not the Africans in general, they are young people from the community of South Sudan, and we want to make it clear that nobody approves of their actions."

In a statement, Victoria police said they threw stones at the officers and that a police vehicle was damaged, but that "there was no threat to the safety of the community."

The police are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.

Victoria police said they threw stones at the officers and a police vehicle was damaged. Officers are photographed on the scene on Thursday

Victoria police said they threw stones at the officers and a police vehicle was damaged. Officers are photographed on the scene on Thursday

Victoria police said they threw stones at the officers and a police vehicle was damaged. Officers are photographed on the scene on Thursday

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