‘Black Aquaman’ called hero for defending security guard from mob (videos)

A group of Whites piled on a lone Black man — until a group of other African Americans descended on the scene.
'Black Aquaman' called hero for defending security guard from mob (videos)
Montgomery Riverfront dock melee (Image source: WSFA News 12)

A verbal altercation along the Riverfront in Montgomery, Alabama, on Saturday night, Aug. 05, 2023, quickly degenerated into a racial brawl that led to multiple arrests.

There are several videos floating in Twitter-verse that reveal parts of the brawl that apparently began when a Black security guard tried to get a pontoon boat, which was full of Whites, to move so that a riverboat could dock. The White passengers exited the boat and began swinging on the Black man, who was alone.

The Black security guard did not remain alone for long.

Other Black men in proximity to the fight began to run — and one Black man even swam — to come to the defense of the lone security guard. That set off several rounds of fights in different locations along the riverwalk that saw at least two people get punched or knocked into the water below.

Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed vowed on Sunday that repercussions will be administered to the folks involved, particularly to the folks who attacked the security guard. 

“Justice will be served,” he said in a statement obtained by NBC News. 

“The Montgomery Police Department acted swiftly to detain several reckless individuals for attacking a man who was doing his job,” Reed added.

Meanwhile, the Black man who swam to help defend the lone Black security guard is being hailed on Monday morning with a myriad of superhero nicknames, some of which have been deemed hilarious.

Even Atlanta morning radio show host Rickey Smiley chimed in on the explosive episode that popped off in his home state.

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Below is the full report thus far from the local news station, WSFA News 12:

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