Manager of Brooklyn nail salon explains how violent brawl broke out

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When Lin called police, the salon workers tried to keep the customers inside the salon.

The video was shared on Friday (Aug 3) by a woman named Mercy Maduka, who was at the New Red Apple Nails on East Flatbush's Nostrand Avenue when the attack happened around 9:30 pm EST. Another woman can be seen held back by a male employee.

Employee Huiyue Zhing faces charges of misdemeanor menacing, misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon and harassment. She was also released on her own recognizance.


About 100 protesters were outside of the nail salon on Monday, NBC New York reports. The black women and the nail salon employees start pushing and shoving each other, causing the scene to devolve into chaos as one manicurist picks up a chair and begins swinging it.

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.

Empress Ak wrote on Facebook, "I am standing with the elder who was thrown acetone in her face while her granddaughter was attacked". The women were dissatisfied with the service from the salon and ultimately, refused to pay $5 for a "f**ked up" eyebrow job.


Christina Thomas, 21, of Brooklyn was charged with assault, menacing and harrassment. Prosecutors are now reviewing additional evidence and may later alter those charges, the station reported.

Community members are calling for a Brooklyn nail salon to close its doors for good after a brawl there Friday was caught on video. Thomas declined medical attention, the station reported.

Police said Thomas hit an employee, who then in turn struck the customer with a broom.


Sandwiched in between a West Indian grocery store and a sneaker store, New Red Apple Nails is located on the edge of East Flatbush, a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn. Police escorted workers out of the establishment for their safety, the Post reports. "Anytime a store doesn't respect us, we're going to shut it down". They also claim one protester screamed, "where is ICE?"

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