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John Boyega Gives Impassioned Speech at George Floyd Protest

John Boyega Gives Impassioned Speech at George Floyd Protest

John Boyega is making his voice heard following the murder of George Floyd, which sparked protests globally against systemic racism and police brutality.

The 28-year-old Star Wars actor attended a protest at Hyde Park on Wednesday (June 3) in London, United Kingdom.

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“We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence,” he said.

“I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f–k that…today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process, we don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved, we don’t know what Sandra Bland could have achieved, but today we’re going to make sure that won’t be an alien thought to our young ones,” he went on to say.

“Every black person in here remembered when another person reminded you that you were black…so none of you out there, all those protesters on the other side, protesting against what we want to do, protesting against what we want to try and achieve, burn you, this is so vital.”

“Black lives have always mattered. We have always been important. We have always meant something. We have always succeeded regardless. And now is the time. I ain’t waiting,” he went on to say.

Here are Black Lives Matter resources and ways you can help.

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