Protesters convened outside Philadelphia police headquarters and marched to City Hall late Thursday afternoon to rally against the decision of officers to arrest two black men at a Center City Starbucks last week, an incident that has sparked national outrage.
Thursday's protest came hours after Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross publicly apologized to the men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, who were arrested for sitting in the store without making a purchase. Ross initially said "officers did absolutely nothing wrong," a comment that drew outrage from activists and stirred POWER to hold Thursday's march.
Here is a recap of the event.
"I want to commit our city to healing together," Kenney wrote while the march was underway.
Some activists demanded a sit-down meeting with police.
Ross' apology was too little too late to some activists.
Others protested how many officers responded to the Starbucks last Thursday.