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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 Hobart-Melbourne flight.

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 flights.

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.