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Starbucks Faces Backlash Over The Arrest Of Two Black Men In Philadelphia

posted by Dawn Dai -

The internet streets have been in uproar after the video of two African American males being arrested in Starbucks for doing absolutely nothing went viral.

Take a look:

Since then, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has issued a statement apologizing for the racist arrest of the two black males featured in the video at the company's Philadelphia location on Spruce Street near South 18th Street. 

As the story goes, the police were called because these black men hadn’t ordered anything. They were simply waiting for a friend to show up, instead of greeting their friend with a warm welcome they were being escorted out in handcutffs. 

Injustice is injustice, and trust it doesn't go unnoticed. A fellow patron, Melissa Pino took to her Twitter to post the video and tweet:

They were sitting quietly minding their own business, and waiting for their friend to come. Other white people are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing.”

Now this is just awful!

Click here to read CEO Kevin Johnson full apology.

Photo: Getty Images

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