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WATCH: Two Men Arrested for Waiting for a Friend in Starbucks--"While Black"

•, By Matt Agorist

A video of two black men getting arrested inside a Philadelphia Starbucks coffee shop this week has sparked outrage online. It has also prompted an "internal investigation" from police after there was no reason given for the arrest other than the men were waiting for a friend.

The video was shared on Twitter Thursday by @MissyDePino, which shows the two men being handcuffed and taken out of the coffee shop at 18th and Spruce Streets. To illustrate the unjust nature of the arrest, the friend that the two men were supposedly waiting on actually showed up as his friends were being handcuffed.

The man who showed up even explained to police that they were waiting for him to get there before they ordered. However, they were cuffed and arrested anyway.