Protesters target nail salons after broomstick brawl footage goes viral

Viral Video Shows Brooklyn Nail Salon Workers Hitting Woman With A Broom

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The first woman, who was able to escape, is her friend, and a third woman also being threatened with the broom was the unsatisfied customer's grandmother.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams released a statement on Monday, saying, "This morning, a constituent sent me video of Friday's incident at Flatbush's New Red Apple Nails salon".

Posting the video to Facebook last Friday, where it has been viewed more than 670,000 times, she said: "So I'm at the nail salon and they f***ed up a lady's [sic] eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke out".

"Hitting them like animals", she said. Huiyue Zheng, 32, was charged with assault and weapon possession, the Post reports. She was later released following a hearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court, police said. Thomas is also facing charges for menacing, assault and harassment, which protesters hope will be dropped.

Cellphone video of the incident circulated widely over the weekend before more video emerged showing another angle.

Asian nail workers squared off against several Black woman as seen in a viral video posted on Facebook.

Zhing was hospitalized with visible injuries to her face and body, and Thomas refused medical attention, according to police.

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Later that evening, protesters marched to another nail salon that they say is owned by the same people.

A salon customer was arrested as well.

Michael Lin, manager of New Red Apple Nails, told NBC that he called the cops when Thomas refused to pay for the eyebrow job.

"There is no respect for people in this neighborhood", resident Gavin Gibbs told The New York Daily News.

"I'm expecting justice, but most of all I'm expecting black people to learn that when these business don't respect you, you don't spend your money with them", one protester, Tionna Smalls, told ABC7 NY. "Shut them down, and they need to be arrested for gang assault".

Police say one protestor hit an officer's back after throwing a bottle, according to Pix11.

One outraged woman, Jasmine Johnson, shared footage of herself taking part in a protest outside the salon, which reportedly forced it to close for the day.

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