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Two black men arrested while waiting at Starbucks

The two were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia franchise of the coffee company, when a store employee said they were trespassing and called the local police.

The CEO of Starbucks has apologised after two black men were arrested as they waited for a friend in a Philadelphia franchise of the coffee company.

Protesters have taken to the streets and the city’s mayor says he is heartbroken over the arrests.

But the police commissioner is defending his officers.

Al Jazeera’s Hannah Hoexter reports.