Protesters target nail salons after broomstick brawl footage goes viral

Protesters target nail salons after broomstick brawl footage goes viral

(If the) police say you pay for the pedicure, then you pay for the pedicure.

Customer Mercy Maduka who shot the video shared it with the caption: "So I'm at the nail salon and they [expletive] up a lady eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke outttt Share this cause the cops chose to arrest the black people but not the Chinese people who ganged up on them‼️‼️ 1426 Nostrand ave Hitting them like animals ‍♀️". Several Asian women in smocks grab at a black woman, trying to get a grip on the straps of her tank top.

The video now has more than 700,000 views with many on Facebook urged people to stop supporting the nail salon.

"She had practically all her eyebrow gone". When Lin called police, the salon workers tried to keep the customers inside the salon.

The person also notes that the fight stemmed from Thomas refusing to pay the salon because she felt the employee did not do a good job. Cops say she was released following a hearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court. Maduka also wrote that the employees were, "hitting them like animals".

The storefront at 1426 Nostrand Ave. has been the scene of repeated demonstrations since a racially charged brawl between black customers and Asian workers on Friday that resulted in two arrests.

Video footage shows a salon employee using a broom to attack an upset customer.

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Thomas was also arrested and charged with assault, menacing, and harassment.

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

Cops formed a line to hurry the employees, three women and one man, into a police van.

It's unclear when the salon will reopen and so far, no additional arrests have been made.

The incident has inflamed racial tensions, and prompted calls for black residents to spend their money elsewhere.

"There is no respect for people in this neighborhood", said 49-year-old Gavin Gibbs, a neighborhood resident, the New York Daily News reported. "We will come, we will picket it and we'll do whatever we have to close your store down".

Similar comments appeared on a livestream of the protests taking place outside the salon. One sign read "Black $$$ Matter".

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