The video shows salon employees striking one woman with a broomstick until she's able to flee out the front door.
On Monday, angry residents protested outside the Happy Red Apple Nail Salon in East Flatbush.
The manager of the Brooklyn nail salon where workers were caught in a racially charged brawl with black customers over a $5 dollar eyebrow wax said Monday that he only wanted payment for other services rendered - but the mom of the customer who was arrested said he made the matter worse, according to reports. She was later released following a hearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court, police said.
The video now has more than 700,000 views with many on Facebook urged people to stop supporting the nail salon.
'Hitting them like animals, ' she said, referring to the patrons.
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"You couldn't pay me to come back here", said resident Crystal Harper.
Thomas was also charged with a misdemeanor assault. She later posted the video on Facebook, where it has quickly gone viral. Thomas refused medical treatment, according to police. "They can not survive and we can not feed them", Johnson said in Facebook video capturing the protest.
And in a followup Facebook post, witness Maduka wrote, "Some of y'all asking why I didn't help wellll it's because the mf cops were there already all armed and shit and thats like 10 Asians with weapon tf I'm not trying to die on my bday or go to jail on my mf bday so please get off mi cocky".
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.
Those who use public services might usually think they're right, but - in reality - it's far more likely that the person who spends every day working there has a better idea of what's correct or not.