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

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

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

The video shows salon employees striking one woman with a broomstick until she's able to flee out the front door. Nail salon worker Li Lin claims that Thomas punched and slapped her in the face, and dragged her on the floor, causing lacerations to the face and substantial neck pain. "She went to the owner, she addressed the owner, she said, "Michael, look at my eyebrows.' And when he looked at her eyebrows, he said, 'I will fix them for you.' She's like, 'You can't fix them for me.' She was like, 'I'm not payin" for this".

According to the Maduka, the women paid for everything other than the eyebrows. She shouts as the angry staffers begin hitting her and her female companion with the broom.

In the short clip captured by Maduka, one member of staff can be seen repeatedly hitting one of the customers with a broom handle while another patron is held back by two employees. She was also released on her own recognizance, the Post reports.

"You couldn't pay me to come back here", said resident Crystal Harper. If the police say you can go, you pay nothing.

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. "No eyebrow, no problem'".

According to the nail association, an employee told them Thomas refused to pay for any of the other services she received, telling CBS New York that the altercation could have easily been avoided. "He said 'I'll fix it, ' she said, 'you can't fix it'".

According to the Post, women on both sides of the scuffle were arrested.

The incident happened last week at New Red Apple Nails on Nostrand Avenue near Martense Street. Police escorted workers out of the establishment for their safety, the Post reports.

By Monday night, the video had racked up hundreds of thousands of views. "Anytime a store doesn't respect us, we're going to shut it down". The release of video of the incident at the Happy Red Apple Nail Salon led to protests outside the salon on Monday.

"Until they open a soul food restaurant in Chinatown, we ain't eating over there", one woman tells the crowd.

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