Protestors Shut Down Red Apple Nail Salon In Brooklyn
Viral video of a nail staff attacking a Black woman and her granddaughters over an eye brow dispute has caused protestors to shut them down and their affiliated shop close by.
According to the NY Post, nine NYPD cops stood guard Monday outside the Asian-run, 888 Happy Red Apple Nails shop as about 75 demonstrators held signs saying “BLACK $$$ MATTERS” and chanted things like, “Shut them down!” and “No money! No toes! No nails! These racist shops have got to go.”
About an hour after protests began, the store in East Flatbush was shuttered, and the remaining workers were driven away in an NYPD van. But, the protests didn’t stop there. The crowd eased on down to a second salon suspect to be affiliated with Happy Red Apple Nails shop called New Red Apple Nails.. The fron tof the shop was swarmed and things got heated and some of the people reportedly yelled things like “where is ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)?” implying that the salon’s Asian employees might be undocumented immigrants.
SMH. Here’s more video of the second location being closed:
As we previously reported, one of the shop’s managers and a patron was arrested, then released over the messy attack. Now the manager is finally speaking. Hit to flip to ready why the manager says the shop workers beat that grandma with a stick over the eyebrows.
The manager claims they were trying to stop the woman from leaving…
Michael Lin of the Asian-run 888 Happy Red Apple Nails shop reportedly said he called cops, and it got physical when he had employees block the woman from leaving before officers arrived.
“She said she didn’t like it and doesn’t want to pay for nothing,” Lin told WNBC/Channel 4. “I said, ‘Sit down, let me call the police. If the police say you can go, you pay nothing. [If the] police say you pay for the pedicure, then you pay for the pedicure. No eyebrow, no problem.’”
Christina Thomas, 21, who was arrested on charges that included misdemeanor assault, harassment and menacing said her grandmother’s whole eyebrow was practically taken off, that’s why she refused.
What do you think of all of this?