Protesters target nail salons after broomstick brawl footage goes viral

Protesters target nail salons after broomstick brawl footage goes viral

Protesters target nail salons after broomstick brawl footage goes viral

The clip was posted on Facebook by another customer at the salon and has been viewed over 200,000 times. A phone call placed to the salon went unanswered today, and it's unclear if it is open.

As Thomas runs out of the salon another can be heard saying "What are you doing", leading to Zhing attacking her as well. The nail salon, however, claims that Thomas refused to pay for all of the services. The women were dissatisfied with the service from the salon and ultimately, refused to pay $5 for a "f**ked up" eyebrow job. Maduka also wrote that the employees were, "hitting them like animals".

Thomas was also arrested and charged with assault, menacing, and harassment. "They are violent. I saw these workers beat up a woman, well more like jumped her".

According to the criminal complaint, nail salon worker Huiyue Zheng, 32, was charged with assault, menacing, harassment and weapon possession for the incident.

Police said Zhing was taken to the hospital before being arrested because of visible injuries to her face and body, PIX 11 reports.

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says the investigation is ongoing, and charges will be evaluated accordingly.

Protesters have gathered outside of a Brooklyn nail salon Monday after a viral video showed employees of the salon beating Black women with broomsticks and hurling acetone on them over an alleged eyebrow was dispute. Thomas refused medical treatment, according to police. But police were ready for protesters and were inside the business when they arrived at about 6:30 p.m.

The Facebook and Yelp pages for New Red Apple Nail have been flooded with angry comments. Many of them rallied outside the shop Monday to protest the violence.

According to News12, the salon closed for the rest of the day.

"There is no respect for people in this neighbourhood", Gavin Gibbs, a 49-year-old East Flatbush resident, told The New York Daily News. "Anytime a store doesn't respect us, we're going to shut it down". One person at the protest threw a bottle, hitting an NYPD officer in the back.

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