Officers on horseback were forced to move in when fights broke out between young and drunk swirlers.
Projectiles were thrown at the animals and officers while a man even removed a member’s hat and taunted police.
The confrontation broke out from kl.
“We ended up calling the police because it was getting out of control,” a witness told 9News.
“Thieves on each side, so about 40 or 50 in total, everyone starts hitting.”
Police said two men approached the car and one jumped on the bonnet and allegedly started kicking the windshield.
While the other man allegedly demanded the driver hand over the car while showing a knife hidden in his pants.
The women hurried out of the car and one of the men jumped into the driver’s seat.
The other perpetrator jumped out of the car and allegedly hit one of the women several times in the head.
The two men were arrested by police.
“Officers who were in the area at the time rushed to the scene when they heard the women screaming and arrested both men,” Victoria Police said in a statement.
“They are currently assisting the police with their investigations.”
The woman, who was allegedly assaulted, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Police are also investigating a stabbing that took place earlier at St Kilda Beach and whether it is linked to this attack.
A 26-year-old man from Tarneit received a cut to the face during the incident.
He was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Police also arrested a 14-year-old girl after an alleged assault on St Kilda Beach yesterday.
“A number of groups engaging in antisocial behavior were broken up during the day,” police said.
“Investigations into these incidents continue.”
Hoons also hijacked the streets, with dozens of cars and motorcycles sitting up on the footbridge, making burnouts until midnight.
Police issued nearly 100 fines for hoon behavior.
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“Police simply will not tolerate those who seek to break the law, degrade the good behavior of others and disturb people who are simply trying to enjoy a day at the beach,” police said.
Locals have been left with a colossal cleanup today, with the foreshore and gardens tossed in garbage by swarms.
Temporary alcohol bans are in place on the foreshore over the summer.