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Starbucks immediately calls cops on Florida businessman for using the bathroom while black

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A black Florida man says he was racially profiled and issued a trespassing ticket for using the bathroom at a Starbucks coffee shop.

Lorne Green said he was targeted immediately after walking into the Brandon coffee shop, where he used the restroom before he made a purchase, reported WTVT-TV.

“Almost as soon as he entered the door, he heard somebody say, ‘There’s a big black guy headed to the restroom,'” said his attorney, Jasmine Rand. “A few minutes later, this incessant knocking starts, knocking on the door, over and over again, ‘Do you need Fire Rescue? Do you need Fire Rescue?'”

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Green and his attorney believe employees were trying to force him out of the restroom, and he used his cell phone to call the Starbucks corporate telephone number.

He spoke with a representative for more than 20 minutes in a call that both he and Starbucks recorded.

“So you feel like this is racially motivated, correct?” the customer service representative asks.

Green told the representative that he believed it was.

“It is very because I walked in and she immediately — in not even five minutes — she goes, ‘a black male went inside,’ and called the police on me before I even got in the bathroom,” Green says.

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Green said he heard someone call him “the big black guy” twice, and he eventually left the store after using the restroom.

However, an employee had called Hillsborough deputies, who issued Green a trespassing ticket at the request of coffee shop workers.

Green and his attorney compared the incident, which took place last month, to another case in Philadelphia, where two black men were arrested for sitting in a Starbucks without making a purchase.

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The company changed its policy afterward to permit anyone, including non-paying guests, to sit in its shops and use its restroom facilities.

A Starbucks spokesperson told the TV station the company strives to welcome everyone in a warm environment, and had zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind.

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The company is conducting an investigation of the incident, and Green said he intends to file a lawsuit and fight the trespassing citation.

He also hopes Starbucks fires the employee who called police on him.

“It’s being humiliating and defaming me and belittling me,” Green said. “I just feel awful and I tried to make the best out of something that was truly escalating out of control.”

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Protesters give Donald Trump a one-finger salute as Marine One flies over DC protests

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President Donald Trump returned to Washington, DC on Saturday as large crowds of protesters fill the city's streets.

Trump had flown to Florida to see the launch of the SpaceX Starship and returned as the sun was going down.

BuzzFeed News reporter Ellie Hall captured a picture of Marine One approaching the White House -- and being welcomed back to town with raised middle fingers.

Trump, in Marine One, just did a flyover of the protest area outside the White House.

Protesters flipped off the president’s helicopter.#dcprotest #MAGANIGHT #GeorgeFloydProtests pic.twitter.com/EMgCaOof1J

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Trump announces he has unilaterally decided to let Putin back into the G7 Summit: report

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President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he intends to let Russia attend the next Group of Seven summit.

Since 2014, Russia's membership in the organization has been suspending in response to Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea. That changed the name from the G8 Summit to the G7 Summit.

The announcement came from pool reporter Gabby Orr of Politico, who said Trump will also invite South Korea, Australia and India to the next summit, which he is postponing until September.

More via pooler: “‘I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries,’ he said. Alyssa Farah said this is bringing together our traditional allies to talk about how to deal with the future of China.”

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Seattle mayor imposes emergency curfew — set to begin only 14 minutes after her announcement

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The mayor of Seattle announced on Twitter that she would be signing an executive order imposing a curfew.

"I will soon be signing an emergency order and the city of Seattle will be imposing a 5 pm curfew soon," Durkin tweeted at 4:46 p.m. -- only 14 minutes before the order was set to go into effect.

"Crowds need to disburse from downtown immediately," she ordered.

"While many individuals gathered peaceful, some individuals have started fires and are destroying buildings. There are multiple fires downtown and it is an extremely dangerous situation. @Seattelfire (sic) does not have access to buildings," she continued.

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