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Protesters Storm Starbucks for Calling Police on Black Customers

7 monthes ago   |   By

Everything you need to know about last week's incident in Philly This morning, protesters once again took over a Starbucks store in Philadelphia, expressing outrage over an incident last week that led to the arrest of two black patrons.
On Thursday, a Starbucks employee called the Philadelphia police to report two customers who were sitting at a table without having purchased anything. When police arrived, they arrested the two men, who are black, on “suspicion of trespassing.” In fact, the two men were sitting at a table while waiting for a business associate; a video of the incident...
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Arrest of Black Men at Starbucks Spurs Outrage on Social Media

Arrest of Black Men at Starbucks Spurs Outrage on Social Media

7 monthes ago   |   By

Celebrities and activists are calling for a boycott of the coffee chain following a racist incident in Philadelphia Last Thursday at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, two black men were arrested for doing what countless others do at the coffee chain every day. As the men sat and waited for a friend to arrive without ordering anything, the manager on duty called the police, leading to the men being handcuffed and removed from the store for trespassing - an outrageous charge from a business that has staked its identity on being a “third place” where people frequently camp out with their laptops...
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