Protests are planned at a Philadelphia Starbucks where two black men were arrested after store employees called 911 to say they were trespassing.
Organizers called for protests Monday morning outside the downtown Starbucks. Over the weekend, protesters called for the firing of the employee who contacted police, who arrested the men on Thursday.
Protesters turned out at the store and began chanting "Starbucks coffee is anti-black" and "we are gonna shut you down."
Over the weekend, demonstrators called for the firing of the employee who contacted police, who arrested the men on Thursday.
Police Commissioner Richard Ross has said officers were told the men had asked to use the store's restroom but were denied because they hadn't bought anything. He said they then refused to leave.
Police haven't released the names of the men who were arrested. A spokesman for the district attorney's office said the two were released "because of lack of evidence" that a crime had been committed.
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has called the arrests a "reprehensible outcome" and said he wants to personally apologize to the men.
His apology came amid some calls for a boycott after police arrested the men when store workers said they were trespassing. Police said the men had asked to use the restroom but the workers cited store policy that only paying customers can use the bathrooms and refused.
The men sat back down to wait and police said they wuld not leave when asked by workers to do so.