EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn -- (WPIX) -- Calls to stop supporting 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. The brawl happened at New Red Apple Nail at 1426 Nostrand Ave. in East Flatbush.
Dozens of protestors gathered outside the salon Monday afternoon demanding the business be closed, and asking that locals take their business elsewhere. Several people held signs stating "Black $$$ matters" and chanted "black dollars matter."
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 woman being hit is beaten on the back as she walks out of the salon. That's when the video shows the women in smocks turn toward two black women huddled against a wall. The groups yell at each other, and one employee throws a liquid at the women.
Police on Monday confirmed the incident resulted in two arrests.
Employee Huiyue Zhing faces charges of misdemeanor menacing, misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, and customer Christina Thomas faces charges of misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor menacing and harassment, police said. Zhing was hospitalized with visible injuries to her face and body, and Thomas refused medical attention, according to police.