A week after slamming racists in the wake of the death of George Floyd, ‘Star Wars’ star John Boyega took his action to the streets of London Wednesday (June 3) to remind protestors just how much Black lives matter.
“Black lives have always mattered,” said the 28-year-old actor. “We have always been important. We have always meant something. We have always succeeded regardless. And now is the time. I ain’t waiting.”
An impassion plea for change and racial equality, look inside to hear the speech that has the world talking:
“Every black person in here remembers when another person reminded you that you are black … I need you to understand how painful this shit is,” he said. “How painful it is to be reminded every day that your race means nothing. And that isn’t the case anymore. That is never the case anymore. We are gonna try today. We are a physical representation for our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation for our support of Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation for our support of Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation for our support of Stephen Lawrence, for [our support of] Mark Duggan.”