Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Brooklyn Nail Salon Workers Attack Woman With Broom

Brooklyn Nail Salon Workers Attack Woman With Broom

The video shows a portion of the brawl at New Red Apple Nails on Norstrand Ave, in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Video of the attack was posted to social media and prompted protests outside the salon on Monday.

Reports say that the protests are racially tinged.

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

"So I'm at the nail salon and they f***ed up a lady's eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke out", Maduka captioned the post.

"She had practically all her eyebrow gone".

"They always treat us horribly", said another. It's hard to tell who instigated the violence, but it appears to be the workers at the nail salon who are dealing the most force.

The video was posted on Facebook by another buyer who was inside the shop during the mayhem. Both Thomas and the employee, Huiyue Zheng, were arrested. Customer Christina Thomas was booked on misdemeanor assault and other charges.

Two of the women in the video have since been arrested.

The salon was open for business on Monday but closed early, with police escorting workers to a waiting van. And protesters had picketed outside the nail salon, accusing the Asian-owned business of disrespecting residents of the predominantly black neighborhood. Several people held signs stating "Black $$$ matters" and chanted "black dollars matter". The service is below standards and they lack respect for people of color. "If we go into an establishment to get something done, and then we end up being assaulted, something certainly needs to happen to that establishment".

One woman explained to the Times that the racial tensions underlying the incident had motivated the local community to come out in force: "The black community has been pushed aside for generations, and it just seems as if the longer time goes on, the more people think we're simply going to go away", said Alexis Regnier, a 33-year-old health worker from Midwood. We'll continue to follow this matter as more information is released.

It was unclear if the salon would reopen on Tuesday.

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