Protesters stage sit-ins at two Starbucks | News


Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild (POWER) staged sit-ins at two separate Starbucks in Center City Monday evening, protesting what they called the racial profiling and arrest of two Black men in the Starbucks on 18th and Spruce streets on Thursday.

Clergy of different faiths and lay people sat on the floor and in chairs, singing gospel and Negro spirituals, one of which was “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around.”

“The outrage is that even though the situation has occurred and even though everyone says over and over, ‘We apologize, we are sorry,’ except for our police commissioner, the simple fact is…

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