A massive brawl along the docks of a river in the deep South unfolded this weekend — and it was pretty black and white as far as what was going down … quite literally.
This wild scene took place Saturday at Riverfront Park in Montgomery, AL — where multiple eyewitnesses say a riverboat was trying to pull in, but couldn’t … because some locals in a smaller pontoon boat were blocking the space, something a security guard tried rectifying.
That’s where this first video picks up … the man in the white shirt — who’s Black — is said to be a guard/dock worker of some sort, and he was telling these white dudes to move. It erupted into a 4-on-1 deal, with the white guys wailing on the man … while others watched.
Soon, though … other Black people jumped into the mix to come this gentleman’s aid — including somebody who threw themselves into the water from across the way to swim over.
Eventually, the initial fracas came to an end … but it was far from over. Another group of Black individuals — who were apparently staffers on the riverboat — saw what happened and raced down to confront the white assailants … and another beatdown ensued all over again.
This time, the 4 white men on the boat were very clearly outnumbered … and all hell broke loose. People were getting punched, knocked down — it was straight up pandemonium.
Naturally, the cops arrived and multiple people were arrested. While there might’ve been some confusion, at first, as to what started all this … Montgomery’s mayor, Steven Reed, made it clear it was the white guys who antagonized this … and consequences are coming.
He says, “[T]he Montgomery Police Department acted swiftly to detain several reckless individuals for attacking a man who was doing his job. Warrants are being signed and justice will be served.” Unclear who the instigators in the smaller boat were at this point.