Following the docking of the riverboat, a second brawl ensued as passengers from the riverboat confronted those involved in the initial fight.
Videos depict a chaotic scene, with punches exchanged and chairs used as weapons. The police intervened to break up the altercation, and the incident has prompted a renewed conversation about community violence.
As Montgomery authorities investigate this violent incident, the city faces a challenge in addressing underlying tensions and preventing such clashes in the future.
Reed issued a statement on X late Sunday night, calling the event regrettable and urging people not to get numb to violence in the neighborhood.
Those who choose violence will be held accountable by our criminal justice system.- Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed