Video shows Marines in massive brawl outside Austin, Texas, bar after a woman's cell phone was taken
by: Hani Kamal El-Din
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.
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.
At least one man is seen being detained on the video. By the end of the video mounted police arrive and sirens are heard off camera.