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

Cheryl Sanders
August 7, 2018

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.

There is a man holding one of the women as the workers attack at the New Red Apple Nails on Norstrand Avenue in East Flatbush.

Staff at a nail salon in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, mercilessly beat up a woman after she refused to pay for a spoilt eyebrow job. She also expressed her anger that the salon staffers were "hitting [the women] like animals". Police arrested the customer and one worker after the brawl, according to the New York Post.

According to Pix 11, Zhing faces charges of misdemeanor menacing, misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, while Thomas faces charges of misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor menacing and harassment. Christina Moses, 21, was also arrested on charges of assault causing physical injury, menacing and harassment.

The video has been viewed more than 200,000 times.

The salon employees began to assault the three black women with broomstick, dustpans and their hands.

Meanwhile, the Facebook page for New Red Apple Nail salon has been flooded with negative reviews and backlash over the incident. The service is below standards and they lack respect for people of color. She later posted the video on Facebook, where it has quickly gone viral.

On Monday, protesters gathered outside the salon, encouraging neighborhood residents to boycott the business. In it, the nail salon workers get into a fight with two customers.

Empress Ak wrote on Facebook, "I am standing with the elder who was thrown acetone in her face while her granddaughter was attacked". One outraged woman, Jasmine Johnson, shared footage of herself taking part in a protest of the salon, which reportedly forced it to close for the day. Several people held signs stating "Black $$$ matters" and chanted "black dollars matter".

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