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It's one of the biggest events in Lubbock and i s meant to bring the community together in celebration of Independence Day. 4th on Broadway usually comes and goes without any type black-eye or bruises, but not this year.

The brawl reportedly broke out during the morning parade for 4th on Broadway and people began posting about the fight on Facebook and other social media outlets. When one local news outlet posted a story about the day bringing families together, those who had witnessed the fight posted what they saw and how it didn't have much to do with actually bringing families together.

What caused the fight? From what we can tell from social media posts, some adults rushed to get candy being thrown from the floats and allegedly a kid was pushed out of the way by an adult. Here's the video of the fight:

I can't say I'm surprised that a fight broke out, even over cheap candy -- if that was indeed the reason for the fight during 4th on Broadway. Let's be honest, there are just a lot of people who don't know how to act.

And just so we're all on the same page, the candy during the parade isn't for adults; it's for kids. There are reports that some adults rushed different floats in order to get candy even before the candy was thrown. 4th on Broadway used to be strict about a "no throwing of candy rule," but then they sort of relaxed it. It wouldn't surprise me if that rule is brought back after this year's brouhaha.

In recent years, both pre-pandemic and this year, I've noticed that again some people just have no awareness or respect of space. People arrive early to setup chairs and get a good spot to watch the parade. Then, about 15 minutes before the start of the parade, people show up and stand right in-front of those who had put their chairs down.

Hopefully, we'll learn more details of the fight this week. Thankfully no one seemed to have been injured. But come on Lubbock, we can do better.

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