One of the workers in denim shorts starts to hit the customer repeatedly with a broomstick.
"What I'm here to do right now is to get justice for my 58-year-old mother, my 21-year-old daughter, that had acetone thrown on them and got beat with sticks like they are in the 1960s", Abby Moses, the mother of 21-year-old Christina Thomas-the customer involved in the fracas-said at the protest, according to the Times. Zheng was released from jail on her own recognizance after a hearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court, cops said.
Thomas was also arrested and charged with assault, menacing, and harassment.More news: Rick Gates testifies that he committed crimes with ex-boss Paul Manafort
While many protesters said they sought to see the salon shut down, others also said their goal was to bring attention to mistreatment of black residents, specifically tensions between the Asian and black communities, The New York Times reported. Thomas says that when she refused to pay for the eyebrow job that she thought was done poorly, an argument ensued and escalated.
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says prosecutors are examining more video evidence and may alter the charges. Thomas refused medical treatment, according to police.
The customer's grandmother was hit with a broom handle after the dispute inside New Red Apple Nails.More news: Chelsea beat Lyon on penalties following goalless draw at Stamford Bridge
"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.
One outraged woman, Jasmine Johnson, shared footage of herself taking part in a protest outside the salon, which reportedly forced it to close for the day.
Meanwhile, surveillance video obtained by the New York Daily News showed an employee walking up to two women with two fellow staffers standing behind him - both of them holding brooms. "Shut them down, and they need to be arrested for gang assault".More news: Indian central bank raises rates for second time
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