HUNDREDS of teenagers, some intoxicated, turned the Australia Day celebrations ugly yesterday as they stormed through The Corso causing chaos amid chants of ``Aussie PrideÃ¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™. Youths damaged some stores, cars and a taxi, with one attack leaving a young girl cut by glass and in shock. It is not known if the 18-year-old was specifically targeted because she was of Asian appearance. Police played down any racial motives behind yesterdayÃ¢Â€Â™s unruly behaviour. At least a dozen teens jumped on the car in which the girl was a passenger outside Manly Council Chambers in The Corso. The youths jumped on the car roof before punching through the windscreen, covering the terrified girl in shattered glass. A Bacino Cafe staff member said the crowd of mostly young men was running through The Corso towards Manly Wharf every 20 minutes, shouting ``Aussie, Aussie, AussieÃ¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™. ``They stopped the whole traffic, they were jumping over cars,Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ he said. The crowd also ripped down awning signs from shops in The Corso. Indira and Ziggie Jackman, of Manly, who were sitting outside the cafe, said: ``The girl was in the back passenger seat of the car. ``It happened just here, in front of our eyes. ``They were running up on top of the cars.Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ The 18-year-old, who suffered cuts, grazes and bleeding, said a large shard of glass embedded in her foot and her back when one of the men smashed the window. ``Two to three people came over the car,Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ she said. ``The glass window just came over my head. ``I had to shut my eyes because of the glass.Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ At least two other vehicles were targeted, including one taxi driven by a Sikh. The rampaging teens also jumped on a police car and yelled ``f*** the pigsÃ¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ as the police tried to intervene at the wharf. Running up and down The Corso, hundreds of teens, many draped in Australian flags and covered in green and gold zinc like warpaint, shouted racial slurs and demanded girls take their tops off. Some tried to pull bikinis off female friends. What started off as chanting, quickly escalated to intimidatory behavour just before 2pm. The youths came from across Sydney, including both western and southern areas as well as closer to home. Manly Police called in the riot squad and Polair just before 3pm. Some people, who said they were residents, yelled at police demanding to know why they werenÃ¢Â€Â™t doing more. While some teens claimed the incident had nothing to do with race, a number of young men said they hoped the day would escalate into something like the racially-motivated Cronulla riots of 2005. One 18-year-old man, who did not want to be identified, said a lot of people had been talking about coming down to Manly for Australia Day. He said the day was to celebrate what it meant to be Australian. ``WeÃ¢Â€Â™re celebrating we are Australian, f*** the ethnics,Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ the man said. He said a number of the group were not Caucasian but had joined in to stop getting bashed. Another group of teens spotted on the beach sported hand-drawn maps of Australia on their stomachs with the words: Ã¢Â€Âœf*** off weÃ¢Â€Â™re fullÃ¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™. Manly Police Commander Dave Darcy played down the drama. ``There are around 10,000 people in Manly having a wonderful time and what we have is about 80 young people who are intoxicated, who are acting anti-socially and inappropriately,Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ he said. ``And they are trying to spoil it for others but despite their efforts the overwhelming majority are having a good time. ``They have not been successful because there is a genuine good will towards everyone in Manly.Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ The youths were not from the local area, he said. At publication time there had been a number of arrests, including one for assaulting police.