Salon workers recorded hitting customer with broom after botched wax

Salon workers recorded hitting customer with broom after botched wax

Maduka's video had been viewed by more than 670,000 people as of 1 a.m. Monday.

Asian nail workers squared off against several Black woman as seen in a viral video posted on Facebook.

A family member of the victim says the situation was blown out of proportion, but community activists say it's nothing new. And protesters had picketed outside the nail salon, accusing the Asian-owned business of disrespecting residents of the predominantly black neighborhood. After the group refused the $5 fee for the service, employees blocked the entrance and held down one of the women. "I said 'sit down, let me call the police". It's not that serious.

She also expressed her anger that the salon staff were "hitting [the women] like animals".

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 Thomas, who Zheng allegedly struck with a broomstick, also faces assault charges. The shop was closed for the day and Johnson encouraged viewers of the video to continue protesting and boycotting the business.

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says prosecutors are examining more evidence and may alter the charges. Thomas refused medical treatment, according to police.

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Fellow customer Mercy Maduka, who was not involved in the fight, captured the brawl on video.

The Facebook and Yelp pages for New Red Apple Nail have been flooded with angry comments.

"It felt like I was in a movie", the grandmother told local news outlet, News12 Brooklyn. "Anytime a store doesn't respect us, we're going to shut it down". One sign read "Black $$$ Matter". "We will come, we will picket it and we'll do whatever we have to close your store down".

In another video from the protests, a man waves a Pan-African flag over the police barricades. "They take our money and run". Police officers guide him back inside. In the official complaint reported by The New York Post, the employees claimed the customer slapped and dragged an employee across the floor.

"Imigration needs 2 b called that's it", a woman named Erica Moss wrote.

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