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John Boyega Speaks At George Floyd Protests In London

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05:19 3 Jun 2020


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Star Wars actor John Boyega has made a passionate speech at a George Floyd protest at Hyde Park in London.

The actor, famous for playing Finn in the franchise, told crowds "Black Lives Matter!"

"Imagine this: A nation that is set up with individual families that are thriving."

"That are healthy, that communicate, that raise their children in love to have a better rate of becoming better human beings."

"...and that is what we need to create, black men - it starts with you!"

John Boyega

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John Boyega Left Out Of Star Wars Poster

While Boyega has also been scrubbed from some Star Wars promotional material in the past.

See the right hand side of the images in Ray Kwong's tweet:

Speaking Out Could "Damage My Career"

John also said speaking out could damage his career, but he doesn't care.

Apart from Star Wars, he has appeared in Pacific Rim: Uprising, Detroit and The Circle.

 

Header/Inset Image: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images

To learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement and how you can support and educate yourself, click here.


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