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Two black men with no reason for arrest and Starbucks reconciliation can go to university for free

Overseas network on May 3rd , two black men in a Starbucks in Philadelphia, the United States, because no one was accused of "illegal invasion", was arrested by the police and triggered a protest. On the 2nd, Starbucks reached a settlement agreement with two men, including a free college education for two people. Each of them will receive a symbolic dollar from Philadelphia.

Two men arrested without reason

Two men arrested without reason

According to the Associated Press, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said on the 2nd local time that he had reached a settlement agreement with two black men previously arrested for no reason in a Starbucks in Philadelphia. Starbucks did not disclose the amount of settlement, but one of them was to provide two people with free college education and they could complete a degree at Arizona State University. Starbucks has a relationship with the university and allows its employees to obtain a degree through online study.

In addition, the two also reached an agreement with Philadelphia, each of them will receive a symbolic dollar from Philadelphia, and Philadelphia promised to provide 200,000 US dollars to start a project for young entrepreneurs.

According to previous reports, on April 12th, two African-American men were sitting in a Starbucks in Philadelphia, but there was nothing to be accused of “illegal invasion” by the store manager. The two men were then arrested by the police. This process was photographed by other customers and uploaded to the network, and the video was subsequently forwarded in madness. On April 15th, many people gathered to protest in the incident. The Starbucks was racist. 

Two men arrested without reason People protest

People protest

The Philadelphia police responded that they received a report from the clerk of the coffee shop, claiming that two black men wanted to use their bathroom, but because they had not bought anything and were refused, the two did not leave afterwards and the clerk thought that they were suspected of illegal invasion. In response, two black men claimed that they were just waiting for friends to order again.

On April 14, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson issued a statement saying that they are firmly opposed to racial discrimination and will conduct detailed investigations of the incident and would like to personally apologize to the black men affected by the incident.

Two black men with no reason for arrest and Starbucks reconciliation can go to university for free


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