The Marines are known for their tenacity, and they certainly weren’t about to be bested in a brawl outside an Austin bar against a group of troublemakers. The footage of the scuffle went viral, drawing widespread support and cheers for the ‘boys in blue.
Video posted to social media shows the moment a nasty fight broke out between a group of uniformed Marines and civilians outside a Texas nightclub over the weekend.
The footage appears to show the groups outside the Voodoo Room on the historic Sixth Street of Austin’s entertainment district.
The altercation seems to start when one woman grabs a phone out of the hands of another and a Marine tries to intervene.
Then, a man in a white long-sleeve shirt attempts to throw a punch at a different Marine and misses, as a group of his fellow military men rush to his defense.
While some Marines try to separate the men as they curse at each other, tensions seem to escalate and an all-out brawl begins.
The civilians and Marines exchange blows and several are knocked to the ground as Austin Police and Texas Highway Patrol officers start to break up the fight.
Bystanders cheered on the Marines, who appeared to far outnumber the civilians in the quarrel.
One man is heard chanting, ‘USA! USA!’ as officers work to break up the fight.
U.S. Marines showing Austin Night Life, A little Semper-Fi! pic.twitter.com/030oedBivh
— Dallas Ludlum (@dcludlum) November 20, 2023
Well, if you’re keeping score, we’re now at: Marines 1, Thugs 0. Way to go, boys!