- Star Wars actor John Boyega was one of the speakers during a Black Lives Matter protest in London on Wednesday afternoon
- John gave a moving speech that acknowledges many lives that have been lost to inequality and racism
- Social media was filled with emotion and pride over the incredible speech John gave at the march
Star War’s John Boyega stood at the forefront of those marching in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
46-year-old George Floyd’s murder has caused a global uprising, demanding equal rights for all.
Briefly.co.za learnt that John led the Black Lives Matter protest in London on Wednesday afternoon.
It was an emotional march where John gave a moving speech, expressing the importance of the march, in which he battled to speak whilst trying to hold his tears back.
“I need you guys to understand...” the Star Wars actor roared into the megaphone as fellow Black Lives Matters demonstrators laid their hands on his back for support. “I need you to understand how painful this is. I need you to understand how painful it is to be reminded every day that your race means nothing. That isn’t the case any more. It was never the case...”
John did not only mention George Floyd’s case, he listed many others who suffered under the same racial inequality which led to them losing their lives.
“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! For Mark Duggan!”
Being the caring soul that he is, John emphasised the importance of keeping the protest peaceful and not resulting to violence like the police officers who killed George Floyd did.
“It’s very, very important that we keep control of this moment and make it as peaceful as possible.”
John made it clear that standing up for what is right means more to him than even his career.
“Black people, I love you. I appreciate you. Today is an important day. We’re fighting for our rights. We’re fighting for our ability to live in freedom. We’re fighting for our ability to achieve. Let’s show our brothers and sisters around the world that we have their back.”
Social media has been buzzing with posts in which John’s moving speech was captured.
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