Apr 16, 2018

Starbucks: Protesters call for boycott after black men arrested

The arrest of two black men at a Starbucks in the US city of Philadelphia has sparked protests and boycott calls. The coffee chain's chief executive, Kevin Johnson, apologised for the arrests in a statement on Saturday. "Sitting in Starbucks while being Black resulted in two men being arrested," the organisation posted on their official Twitter page. "In his statement, Starbucks chief executive Kevin Johnson said,"the basis for the call to the Philadelphia police department was wrong. "Our store manager never intended for these men to be arrested and this should never have escalated as it did."

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