History Made In Montgomery AL

A massive fight broke out over docking a pontoon boat at a Riverfront Park.On Saturday in Montgomery Al a group of individuals and a man, who is a dockworker, was captured on video by onlookers on a nearby boat.

The women recording the fight can be heard saying that a worker was moving a pontoon boat that had docked after the apparent owners were told they could not leave the boat in that area. The pontoon was holding the reserved docking spot of a local ferry. The black dock worker asked multiple times for the owners to move the pontoon as the ferry was wading in the water to park.

As the worker begins to move the boat on his own, a group of white individuals approach and begin to argue with the man, the video showed. The verbal altercation then turns physical when one of the white males suddenly punches the worker in the head.  It seems after the first punch the rest of the pontoon party jumped in to fight the black dock worker as they were determined they were not moving their pontoon.

The incident is so mind blowing in 2023; the audacity of privilege and self entitlement Mayor Steven Reed had to respond to his community by Twitter immediately.

The pontoon party was kicking and punching the dock worker while he had fallen to the ground. With multiple people bomb rushing him taking blows you can see the dock worker struggling to defend himself. It didn't take long for onlookers to intervene and begin pulling off individuals off the worker. When the "break it up" attempt didn't work with the individuals continuing to want to battle over the parking spot the onlookers jumped off nearby boats to help the dock worker. The black patrons jumped in to help the dock worker fight off the pontoon party.

The video shows punches and chairs being thrown left and right. Along with a female being pushed in the river after her aggressive behavior continued.

The video went viral over the weekend with the world to see how it goes down in Montgomery between cultures.

“This is not … 1963 anymore,” read one comment, alluding to the year before the signing of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibited discrimination on the basis of race.

Take a step back and let's check out the behind the scenes in Montgomery Al. Once the home of the first White House of the Confederacy, as Montgomery was the voted capital for the confederate party during the civil war. The city is also known for the Civil Rights Movement, the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Where Rosa Parks was asked to move to the back of the bus because of her skin color and the segregation laws at the time. Which led to the 1956 U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring that Montgomery's segregation laws on buses were unconstitutional.

The Freedom Riders were not welcome to the city receiving backlash from the caucasian community. For the freedom riders were civil rights activist who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and after to challenge the non-enforcement of the supreme court decisions Morgan v. Virginia.

Definitely can't forget the infamous 1965 Selma Alabama to Montgomery Alabama march led by the late Dr. Martin Luther King. 54-mile, 5-day march to the capitol campaigning for voter rights.

The Montgomery Advertiser reported, the Montgomery police said the incident happened at the 200 block of Coosa Street, and that several people were detained.Four active warrants were issued, with the possibility of more arrest.

As more develops you can catch updates here. We do not advocate violence.

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