Starbucks apologises amid backlash over arrest of black men

Starbucks apologises amid backlash over arrest of black men
 

Coffee chain Starbucks has apologised after two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend at one of their shops in the US city of Philadelphia.
Amateur video shows police placing the pair, who were accused by shop staff of trespassing, in handcuffs.
The footage has been widely shared since it was posted on Twitter and has led to accusations of racial profiling.
Starbucks chief executive Kevin Johnson said the video was "hard to watch" and that the actions taken were "wrong".
Skip Twitter post by @missydepino @Starbucks The police were called because these men... read more

 
15 April 2018 in World News, Views: 59
Source: BBC
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