Police were called after a group of 30 youths caused a disturbance on an Aberdeen city centre street.
Officers were called to Union Street on Tuesday night after receiving reports that the group was disrupting shop workers.
Extra patrols were on duty as part of an operation to clampdown on antisocial behaviour during the school holidays.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Our officers who were on mobile patrol as part of the operation attended immediately and dealt with those at the scene.
“Inquiries are ongoing in relation to any charges.”
City centre Sergeant David Cowie said: “Let me be clear that disruptive behaviour like this is not acceptable.
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“While we know the majority of young people who are out and about during the holidays are not out to cause any trouble, there is clearly a handful who think they are above the law.
“The city centre has a lot to offer people of all ages and we certainly don’t want to deter anyone from coming into the town to socialise.
“However, we will not tolerate any antisocial behaviour and will deal with those who abuse this privilege.”
Sgt Cowie thanked shop staff for supporting police and urged parents to be aware of what their children are up to.