We all know John Boyega as Finn, from Star Wars, the dude who left the First Order to join the Resistance. A few hours ago, Boyega delivered a passionate, powerful and emotional speech during a Black Lives Matter protest in London, England.
Holding a loud hailer, Boyega belted out the following:
“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.
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. 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.”
Boyega also urged everyone in the crowd to ensure that things are as peaceful and organized as possible. “They [the system/racists] want us to mess up, but not today.
“I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this. But fuck that.”