Two Rebels motorcycle gang bikies escorted
off flight in Tasmania
Two Rebels outlaw
motorcycle gang members have been escorted off a Qantas flight in
Hobart, police say.
Tasmania Police confirmed they
were called to assist the staff about 5:20pm on Sunday, delaying the
Police said no violence occurred
and no-one was injured.
Tasmanian Liberal senator Eric
Abetz was also on board the plane.
Hobart deputy lord mayor Ron
Christie tweeted from the cabin, stating senator David Bushby was
also a passenger.
The two male bikies were not
charged with any offence and were permitted to book alternate
On Friday, members of the Rebels gang
were met by a big police operation
after arriving in Tasmania for a massive gathering.
Police then said three members
tested positive for drugs as about 100 were screened at the Spirit
of Tasmania ferry terminal in Devonport.
About 60 police from Tasmania and
every Australian state were brought in to monitor the event.
Police described the event as the
largest gathering of bikies in Tasmania.