Brooklyn nail salon brawl over eyebrow wax stirs racially-tinged protests


The video shows what happened next, with several women attacking one customer with chairs and brooms.

A now-viral video shows a nail salon in chaos - a loose flip-flop on the floor, manicure stations pushed roughly to the side. The nail salon, however, claims that Thomas refused to pay for all of the services.

The incident occurred after a customer complained about her $5 eyebrow service Friday. Zheng was released from jail on her own recognizance after a hearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court, cops said. Christina Moses, 21, was also arrested on charges of assault causing physical injury, menacing and harassment.

In video posted online, you can see employees using broomsticks to beat a woman and chase her out of the store. Thomas says that when she refused to pay for the eyebrow job that she thought was done poorly, an argument ensued and escalated.

By Monday night, the video had racked up hundreds of thousands of views. "I said, 'Sit down, let me call the police".

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says prosecutors are examining more video evidence and may alter the charges.

"So I'm at the nail salon and they ...[expletive] ... up a lady eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke outttt", she wrote, including the salon's address. Thomas declined medical attention, the station reported.

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A protest was held outside the salon on Monday morning.

According to The New York Daily News, police were also looking to arrest a second employee who allegedly threw liquid on the customers.

About 150 predominantly African-American demonstrators marched from New Red Apple Nails at 1426 Nostrand Ave. - scene of the melee caught on tape Friday - to the Beautiful Red Apple Nails at 1224 Nostrand Ave. and trapped four employees inside. "That's it", Smalls told the New York Post.

"We don't need to protest, we need to financially castrate this business".

Following the incident, residents have protested the salon and have called for its closing.

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