Protests begin inside Starbucks where two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend last week. pic.twitter.com/M87rukwz8O— John Kopp (@WriterJohnKopp) April 16, 2018
Currently in Philly ... pic.twitter.com/bXr6md1t7v— SUNNI (@SunniAndTheCity) April 16, 2018
Now: Protesters bear the rain outside the Rittenhouse Starbucks. @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/tahe9DISw2— Matt DeLucia (@MattDeLucia) April 16, 2018
Protests continue inside of center city @Starbucks store where two black men were arrested. @6abc pic.twitter.com/Bv9XIAPD8Y— Jeannette Reyes (@6abcJeannette) April 16, 2018
Now: Protesters chanting inside Rittenhouse Starbucks. Police keeping an eye on the other side of the store. @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/36InOgLXIC— Matt DeLucia (@MattDeLucia) April 16, 2018
Protestor speaking to @Starbucks manager: “We are going to make sure we shut you down” @6abc pic.twitter.com/b6wlPononu— Jeannette Reyes (@6abcJeannette) April 16, 2018
“Just watching that video was quite painful. As an African-American executive myself with a 23-year-old African-American son, it was very difficult to watch. The police should not have been called in this situation, and this was a teachable moment for all of us. We take full responsibility to make sure that our company remains great. Good companies acknowledge their mistakes and then make the necessary changes to become a better company.”
We regret that our practices and training led to the reprehensible outcome at our Philadelphia store. We’re taking immediate action to learn from this and be better. A statement from ceo Kevin Johnson: https://t.co/kPav8bEeOX— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) April 15, 2018
Here we go again.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 16, 2018
Meet Brandon Ward. He was @Starbucks - about to make a purchase - and needed to use the restroom.
They denied him the code.
He then finds a white man, Weston, who came out of the restroom.
He had not made a purchase but they gave HIM the code.