Protesters target Starbucks where two black men were arrested

Protesters target Starbucks where two black men were arrested

Protesters target Starbucks where two black men were arrested

The Facebook post has been shared more than 16,000 times and viewed more than 424,000 times on the social media platform and is also spreading on Twitter.

A franchise like Starbucks should not be "shut down" for an incident that is, as King correctly put it, not representative of the company.

The men were asked to leave after asking to use the bathroom before ordering anything.

Over the weekend, demonstrators called for the sacking of the employee who contacted police, who subsequently arrested the men on Thursday. It's unclearwhen Johnson will meet with the men.

One officer asked a man whether he is "with these gentlemen". The other soon followed. "They were called there, for a service, and that service had to do with quelling a disturbance, a disturbance that had to do with trespassing". They were released eight hours after their arrest.

The video showed two black men calmly being arrested, while one white patron repeatedly questioned police officers on what the men did.

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The employee said there was a number the store could call in case of a situation like a sit-in protest or someone disturbing the peace. "Second, to let you know of our plans to investigate the pertinent facts and make any necessary changes to our practices that would help prevent such an occurrence from ever happening again".

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has spoken out in response to an incident that left customers in handcuffs at a shop in Philadelphia on April 14. Was the arrest justified if the men were asked multiple times to leave? The employee denied their request, citing company policy. Why they so upset with me, Weston? In the video, Yaffe calls what the officers are doing "discrimination". He declined to comment Saturday. They were allowed into the store without being required to buy anything, said Riley.

"It's just very unfortunate", Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told WPVI-TV.

But he said the men "did absolutely nothing wrong". "They did a service that they were called to do".

Ross said that as an African-American man he was acutely aware of implicit bias. "We are committed to fair and unbiased policing".

About 700 of the department's 6,300 officers are equipped with body cameras, he added, but the officers involved were not wearing them.

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