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A crowd has pelted police with bottles, bricks and rocks in two ugly clashes resulting in several arrests to end Australia Day celebrations.
Rioters unleashed on authorities at Perth's main train station around 10pm on Thursday night and again in Moore Street in the city's east after 1am on Friday morning.
The unrest followed an anti-Australia Day rally attended by more than 1,000 protesters held near the CBD station.
One of the rioters brandished a tomahawk during the intense stand-off, police said.
The vision showed officers standing out on the street as rioters abused police (pictured)
Footage of the first disturbance was posted to social media showing police running with protective gear towards protesters before retreating (pictured)
Authorities at the first disturbance were up against a crowd of 150 people who battered officers with rocks and bottles.
Police were reportedly trying to disperse two large groups who had been fighting.
Footage was posted to social media showing officers running with protective