A video circulating on social media captures a violent altercation between a group of Marines and civilians outside a popular nightclub in Texas. The incident occurred outside the Voodoo Room nightclub on Austin’s Sixth Street. According to reports, the fight erupted after a woman allegedly took a Marine’s phone and threw it away during a verbal argument. A young man in a white hoodie then attempted to punch one of the Marines but missed. This led to other Marines rushing to their colleague’s defense, resulting in a full-scale brawl between the two groups. Punches and blows were exchanged, causing chaos. One of the men was knocked down by the Marines after landing three punches. Bystanders at the scene cheered on the Marines, who outnumbered the civilians, chanting “USA! USA!”
The altercation was eventually broken up by Austin Police and Texas Highway Patrol officers. The video also shows a police officer arresting a civilian lying face down on the pavement. Furthermore, mounted police arrived at the scene with sirens blaring. The video shocked internet users, who posted various comments expressing concern about safety on Sixth Street. However, others defended the Marines, arguing that the female instigated the incident and that one Marine tried to calm things down before being arrested. Some commenters believed that the Marines showed restraint before taking action and hoped their commanding officer would see the situation the same way.
It is worth noting that Sixth Street is a well-known bar street in Austin, famous for its vibrant entertainment scene.