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Black men arrested at Starbucks tell their story for the first time

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One week after they were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, the two black men seen in a cellphone video viewed more than 11 million times went on "Good Morning America" Thursday to describe how arriving 10 minutes early to a business meeting put them in handcuffs.

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, along with their lawyer Stewart Cohen, spoke with GMA's Robin Roberts to describe their encounter with the white Starbucks manager who called 911 on them and the police who arrived soon afterward. Starbucks executives, including the company's executive chairman Howard Schultz and its chief executive Kevin Johnson, have met with the men to personally apologize and have appeared in television interviews in the wake of protests outside the Philadelphia location. But Thursday was the first time Nelson and Robinson publicly told their story...

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