Wild new footage has shed light on the mass brawl between black cruise staff and white pleasure boat owners at an Alabama pier as the skipper heard ‘don’t f**k with the crew of the river boat”.
According to the new footage, a large group of people were returning to the dock after spending time on the Harriott II riverboat in Montgomery, Alabama.
However, after returning, the space reserved for them had been taken over by a boat owner who parked his boat and left it.
Due to the apparent breach, a worker on board the riverboat drove to the dock and untied it so those on board could return to shore, when the scuffle ensued.
After the riverboat crew returned to the dock, fighting continued and a woman was thrown into the water.
Police responded and made arrests at the scene, with Montgomery mayor saying those responsible will be held accountable
The riverboat ‘hero’ – who was the first to try to get pontoon boat owners to move – was then spotted celebrating as his opponent was led away by cops
In the new video, a woman on the riverboat recounts what happened before the camera rolls.
She says, “The man in white is our cruise crew who got off our ship to go over there to move that black pontoon boat because those guys who parked over there were ordered to don’t leave it there.
‘He’s just pushing it away, it’s funny. Take the things over control.
In the background, the people on the riverboat can be heard cheering on the worker and after the pontoon owner arrives, begin to shout at him to “kick his ass”.
On the dock, a group of men are seen crowding around the black dock worker who is cheered by those aboard the riverboat.
The people aboard the Bateau-Mouche then hilariously sang Ludacris’ song “Move B**ch”, singing “move b**ch, get out the way” on repeat.
The worker and the owner of the pontoon continue to move back and forth before the worker is pushed by a single man.
In a flamboyant gesture, the black man throws his cap into a crowd watching above.
Chaotic video taken aboard the Harriott II shows brawlers throwing punches at the pontoon below
The boat worker had to come ashore after another boat, pictured here, took his place on the dock
Although police are now on the scene, the riverboat workers and those aboard the private boat continued to fight.
The scenes quickly turn sour as pair trade blows before another white man in red shorts tackles the black man to the ground, before several more join the fray.
Some seem to be trying to break up the fight, while others are also throwing punches.
Those aboard the riverboat scream in horror as the man is frequently punched before others step in to help.
A man is even seen swimming across the river to join the fracas.
In separate footage, a group of men and riverboat workers then reach the dock and a full-scale fight breaks out.
At one point, a white woman is thrown into the water with her attacker encouraged by those filming the fight.
Another woman is also hit in the head with a chair while two men exchange punches in the head, before one gouges the other’s eye.
A barking crowd expresses a mixture of horror and joy at the disturbing scenes unfolding before them.
Hat throw invites punch to shirtless man’s head, sparking ugly scenes
A man in red shorts charges into the action and tackles the black man to the ground as others join in
The altercation is being investigated by local police as they go through several videos provided by the public
A man can be seen smashing another man over the head with a chair as he tries to escape
The same man is later seen smashing a woman’s head with a chair as she sits on the ground
From another angle of the fight, the announcer on board the river boat can be heard saying, “Please check the guys in the water, two guys are in the water behind the dock. Make sure no one gets drown.
He then hilariously jokes, “FYI, in the future, don’t fuck with the riverboat crew.”
Photos shared on social media appear to show a group of white men sitting on the promenade in handcuffs after the riot, with others being led from the scene by officers.
The altercation is being investigated by local police as they sift through multiple videos provided by the public, as well as City of Montgomery CCTV.
Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said, “The Montgomery Police Department moved quickly to arrest several reckless individuals for attacking a man doing his job.
“The warrants are being signed and justice will be served. It was an unfortunate incident that should never have happened.
The worker who was first assaulted by the group of men is seen here being taken away by several women, who appear to have also worked on the boat having
The worker was on the Harriot II riverboat in Montgomery, Alabama when he decided to untie a boat preventing them from docking
Photos shared on social media after the fight show a woman with her hands behind her back being led away from the edge of the Alabama River by a cop
Photos shared on social media after the fight show men and women handcuffed on the promenade. Montgomery police say multiple arrests have been made
“As our police department investigates these intolerable actions, we must not become numb to violence of any kind in our community.
“Those who choose violent actions will be held accountable by our criminal justice system.”