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The person also notes that the fight stemmed from Thomas refusing to pay the salon because she felt the employee did not do a good job.

The protest happened after video was shared on Facebook Friday night showing a group of women in smocks surrounding a woman as a second woman whacks her with a broom.

The video was filmed and uploaded to Facebook by one of the customers who was in the salon during the incident. The customer said she paid something, but the store's owner said she refused to pay any of the money she owed.

A now-viral video shows a nail salon in chaos - a loose flip-flop on the floor, manicure stations pushed roughly to the side. Police say Huiyue Zheng, 32, was arrested on charges of criminal assault while possession a weapon, assault causing injury, menacing and harassment.

Christina Thomas, 21, of Brooklyn was charged with assault, menacing and harrassment.

You can see two angles of the fight in the video below-one from the store's surveillance camera, and one taken by a bystander in the store at the time.

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


Two women were arrested after a brawl broke out at a nail salon in Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says the investigation is ongoing, and charges will be evaluated accordingly. Thomas refused medical treatment, according to police.

The NY Post estimates around 150 people showed up to protest the nail salon on Monday, many holding signs reading "Black $$$ matter", "They beat black women here", and "Don't spend here".

About 150 predominantly African-American demonstrators marched from New Red Apple Nails at 1426 Nostrand Ave. - scene of the melee caught on tape Friday - to the Beautiful Red Apple Nails at 1224 Nostrand Ave. and trapped four employees inside.

"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. They left behind a shuttered salon and protesters hoping it stays that way.

"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 need to start supporting our own & run them out of our communities!"


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