May 2, 2018 / 5:42 PM / 4 months ago

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with Philadelphia - report

May 2 (Reuters) - Two black men arrested at a Starbucks restaurant reached an agreement with Philadelphia for $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs, the Associated Press reported here$1-each-and-a-city-pledge-of-$200K-for-young-entrepreneurs on Wednesday.

Separately, Starbucks Corp said bit.ly/2rgDruK its Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson reached a financial settlement with Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson. The company said further details will be provided in a mutually agreed public statement.

The arrests on April 12 sparked wide-spread protests and calls for boycotts of the coffee chain. (Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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