Shocking moment hundreds of school kids run riot in Manchester city centre as cops 'hit with eggs' | The SunJuly 21, 2023
SHOCKING footage shows the moment hundreds of school kids run riot in Manchester city centre after breaking up for the summer.
Cops are reported to have been hit with eggs while tram services were also diverted as a result of the end of term chaos.
Pictures circulating online show a heavy police presence around Market Street and Piccadilly Gardens.
While video footage shows a huge group of teenagers gathering in the area as shocked bystanders watch on.
A McDonald's was also forced to temporarily close its gates as hundreds of yobs amassed with some reportedly hurling eggs.
Shop owners have locked their doors and placed security guards outside to try and protect their properties.
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Manchester Metrolink tweeted: "Due to an incident near Market Street/Piccadilly Gardens, all services are running via Exchange Square.
"No services will operate through Market Street or Shudehill. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to your journey."
Greater Manchester Police advised visitors to the city about "children causing problems".
Manchester councillor Pat Karney condemned the scenes and promised those responsible would be punished.
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He said: "Not in the least funny and could injure people. We will check our CCTV cameras and the tram stop cameras
"We will throw the books at them if we identify them."
According to the MEN, a man with a boombox started playing music to loud cheers from the high spirited teens.
Police then asked the man to stop using the speaker, which prompted an angry reaction from the partying school kids.
Officers were then allegedly pelted with eggs and had milkshakes thrown at them, forcing them to take cover.
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