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

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Thomas says that when she refused to pay for the eyebrow job that she thought was done poorly, an argument ensued and escalated.

A video showing the Friday night incident was posted to Facebook by a customer who watched the melee at New Red Apple Nail in East Flatbush.

The cell phone video, which was posted to Facebook Friday, showed people in aprons grabbing a woman's shirt before another person started hitting her with a long object that looked like a broom handle as she tried to leave the salon.

Police arrived at the scene later, arresting one of the salon workers and one of the customers.

"So, I'm at the nail salon and they f-ked up a lady eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke outttt", explained Mercy Maduka in the video caption. Maduka also wrote that the employees were, "hitting them like animals".

Calls to close a Brooklyn nail salon are growing louder Monday, days after video was shared online apparently capturing employees attacking patrons with brooms, dust pans and, allegedly, acetone. Zheng was charged with assault and weapon possession and was later released following a hearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court, police said.

Christina Thomas, 21, of Brooklyn was charged with assault, menacing and harrassment. In it, the nail salon workers get into a fight with two customers.

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Prosecutors are looking at more evidence associated with the incident and may adjust the charges, the Brooklyn District Attorney's office told NBC. Thomas refused medical treatment, according to police. On Monday, people gathered to protest the salon and demanded it be shut down.

It's unclear when the salon will reopen and so far, no additional arrests have been made.

After one of the victims managed to escape, one of the broom-holders attacks another woman.

"There is no respect for people in this neighborhood", said 49-year-old Gavin Gibbs, a neighborhood resident, the New York Daily News reported.

"We don't need to protest, we need to financially castrate this business".

Live-streamed footage showed stone-faced police officers standing guard as protesters chant, "No more!"

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