Video captures Brooklyn nail salon brawl, prompting calls for business to close

Salon women fighting

Salon women fighting

Despite this, employees in customer-facing jobs find themselves subject to regular abuse from individuals demanding refunds/threatening to tell the manager/refusing to pay because they don't think the staff have done a good enough job.

In the clip, a woman in a black top is being pushed around by the Asian staff of the salon.

On Monday, protesters gathered outside of the nail salon, New Red Apple Nail, at 1426 Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, calling for the business to be shut down, according to PIX 11.

"I'm not trying to die on my bday or go to jail", she wrote.

Police were eventually called to the scene, at which point they reportedly arrested one patron and one of the salon workers. Manager Michael Lin said it all started when he waived the charge for an eyebrow wax, but still wanted to be paid for the pedicures given to Christina Moses and her grandmother. Both were released on their own recognizance.

"She had practically all her eyebrows gone", her mother said.

Huiyue Zheng, 32, was charged with assault and weapon possession, reported the NY Post.

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

In video posted online, you can see employees using broomsticks to beat a woman and chase her out of the store.

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

The Washington Post reports the incident has intensified racial tensions. One person at the protest threw a bottle, hitting an NYPD officer in the back. Several people held signs stating "Black $$$ matters" and chanted "black dollars matter".

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".

Similar comments appeared on a livestream of the protests taking place outside the salon.

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

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