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More protests expected in Philadelphia after Starbucks arrest incident

PHILADELPHIA - More protests are expected Monday in Philadelphia after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks.

Demonstrators showed up at the store at 18th and Spruce streets in Center City Sunday holding signs and shouting messages of anger.

The CEO of the company says he wants to personally apologize to the men arrested at one of its stores in Philly.

The incident prompted accusations of racism on social media.

Videos online showed police handcuffing the two men Thursday after police say employees called 911 to report the men trespassing.

The police commissioner said the officers did nothing wrong and the men refused to leave, leading to the arrest.

An attorney for the men says they were waiting for another person for a business meeting.


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