Mongols follow Ned
Kelly’s lead and stage Glenrowan stand
against Victorian police parking fines
Good luck to them FTP!
Mongols are taking on the
Victorian police over a series of $154
parking tickets which they claim were
issued for parking on private property.
FOR years notorious
international gang the Mongols thought they
owned the Gold Coast, now they are taking on
the Victorian police over a series of $154
The battle is set to take
place in Glenrowan, where infamous bushranger
Ned Kelly made his bloody final stand.
The Mongols followed in
Kelly’s footsteps by choosing the tiny Victorian
town as the meeting point for hundreds of
members on their national run last weekend.
The Mongols, with strong links
overseas, became a powerhouse in Australia late
last year when a majority of members from the
Finks patched across.
Those Gold Coast member fled
across the border when the State Government’s
VLAD laws were introduced soon after.
Hundreds of members
were issued with tickets like these
during the national run last
Almost 300 members of the
club converged on Glenrowan on Saturday,
as members from West and South Australia
met a convoy of members from Queensland
and NSW destined for Melbourne.
Hundreds of bikies and
their support crews, followed by police
from Victorian bikie squad taskforce
Echo, descended on the town’s service
After refuelling, the
gang members parked their bikes as they
prepared for the final leg of the
Officers from the
Wodonga Highway patrol began
photographing the bikes and this week,
parking infringement notices were sent
out to every member.
Police issued hundreds
of parking tickets against the club for
parking in a no standing zone. The only
problem is, according to the club, the
bikes were all on private land.
Just as Ned Kelly
vowed to fight to the death, the entire
“Mongol Nation” is refusing to pay every
$154 tickets issued by the Victorian
“We all filled up and
parked the bikes along the front of the
service station and along the front of
McDonald’s,” a senior club spokesman
said. “We’d been there for about 20
minutes when the five patrol cars from
Wodonga rocked up and started taking
photographs of the numberplates.
members are set to launch a
class action against
Victorian police after every
member on the national run
was issued with tickets
after, they claim, parking
on private property.
“We assumed it would
be for a rego check later, then everyone
started getting issued with
infringements for parking in a no
standing zone which was a service
station on private property.
“With 300-plus bikes,
it’s over $40,000 if everyone paid.