A large brawl alongside the docks of a river within the deep South unfolded this weekend — and it was fairly black and white so far as what was taking place … fairly actually.
This wild scene came about Saturday at Riverfront Park in Montgomery, AL — the place a number of eyewitnesses say a riverboat was making an attempt to drag in, however could not … as a result of some locals in a smaller pontoon boat had been blocking the house, one thing a safety guard tried rectifying.
That is the place this primary video picks up … the person within the white shirt — who’s Black — is claimed to be a guard/dock employee of some type, and he was telling these white dudes to maneuver. It erupted right into a 4-on-1 deal, with the white guys wailing on the person … whereas others watched.
Quickly, although … different Black individuals jumped into the combo to come back this gentleman’s assist — together with any individual who threw themselves into the water from throughout the best way to swim over.
Finally, the preliminary fracas got here to an finish … but it surely was removed from over. One other group of Black people — who had been apparently staffers on the riverboat — noticed what occurred and raced all the way down to confront the white assailants … and one other beatdown ensued once more.
This time, the 4 white males on the boat had been very clearly outnumbered … and all hell broke unfastened. Individuals had been getting punched, knocked down — it was straight up pandemonium.
Naturally, the cops arrived and a number of individuals had been arrested. Whereas there would possibly’ve been some confusion, at first, as to what began all this … Montgomery’s mayor, Steven Reed, made it clear it was the white guys who antagonized this … and penalties are coming.
He says, “[T]he Montgomery Police Division acted swiftly to detain a number of reckless people for attacking a person who was doing his job. Warrants are being signed and justice shall be served.” Unclear who the instigators within the smaller boat had been at this level.