Footage shows botched eyebrow job lead to wild brawl in nail salon

Footage shows botched eyebrow job lead to wild brawl in nail salon

Employee Huiyue Zheng, 32, and customer Christina Thomas, 21, were busted for a variety of charges including misdemeanor assault, harassment and menacing.

On Monday, protesters picketed outside a nail salon in Brooklyn, New York, after a video went viral showing salon employees physically attacking a Black woman and spraying her with acetone.

The first woman, who was able to escape, is her friend, and a third woman also being threatened with the broom was the unsatisfied customer's grandmother.

Activist Jasmine Johnson, who posted video and photos of the protest to Facebook, said one of the employees threw acetone, which is used in nail polish remover, at the women.

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Witness Mercy Maduka, who posted a widely-shared video of the incident on Facebook, said the fight was sparked by a bad eyebrow job: "So I'm at the nail salon and they fucked up a lady eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke outttt", she wrote, saying the employees hit the customers "like animals". She says 'I don't like it. A phone call placed to the salon went unanswered today, and it's unclear if it is open. According News12, Zheng Hiuyue is facing charges of assault, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Thomas was arrested on misdemeanour assault and other charges and was also released without bail, Daily Mail quoted New York Post report.

A spokesperson for the Brooklyn district attorney's office says they are in the process of examining all of the evidence, including videos that were not available at the time of the arraignments. "They are violent. I saw these workers beat up a woman, well more like jumped her".

Officers had gone to the salon to arrest a second employee, but that worker was not there at the time. Thomas declined medical attention, the station reported.

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"I'm expecting justice, but most of all I'm expecting black people to learn that when these business don't respect you, you don't spend your money with them", one protester, Tionna Smalls, told ABC7 NY.

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

"Anytime a store does not respect us, we're going to shut it down".

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