Riders raise cash for Johann

Burleigh MP burrs up

Riders raise cash for Johann

A motorcycle rally, from Nerang to Burleigh Heads has caused a bit of a stir.

More than 100 riders took part in the charity ride on Sunday morning to raise money for Johann Ofner, the man killed in a music video, film-set tragedy in Brisbane on January 23.

All up the ride and a BBQ at The Tattoo Shop in Burleigh Heads raised $2,500 for Mr Ofner's daughter.

However some members of the public weren't happy.

Burleigh MP Michael Hart says he had reports of more than 40 bikies misbehaving and scaring pedestrians.

"One local residents told me that they went straight through a red light, stopped the traffic, they revved their engines, they made a lot of noise and they were intimidating people on the streets," he said.

Mr Hart blamed the Queensland Government's recent changes to anti-bikie laws for the disturbance.

"What they're doing is showing us they're back in town and that these weak Labor laws won't work," he said.

"The strong laws that the LNP put in place protected out citizens; Labor has now weakened those laws and we are seeing bikies emboldened by that."

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