‘Star Wars’ Star John Boyega Delivers Powerful Speech At London Protest

Star Wars actor John Boyega delivers a powerful speech at the Black Lives Matter protest in London.

With crowds gathering to support the Black Lives Matters protests, Star Wars actor John Boyega delivered passionate speeches in London after several days of vocally supporting the movement after the murder of George Floyd. Boyega appeared outside the Houses of Parliament to speak to protestors, saying “Black people I love you, I appreciate you, today is an important day”.

“Thank you for coming out today, thank you for being here to show your support. Black people I love you, I appreciate you, today is an important day. We are fighting for our rights, we are fighting for our ability to live in freedom, we are fighting for our ability to achieve… today you guys are a visible representation of that. Thank you for coming out today, thank you for being here to show your support.”

The star has spent the last few days supporting and discussing the Black lives Matter protests. But after his speech in front of Parliament, he later spoke to protestors in Hyde Park, emotionally explaining to the crowd “Black lives have always mattered.” The Star Wars actor went on to tell protestors that they are the physical representation of supporting George Floyd.

“I need you to understand how painful it is, to be reminded every day that your race means nothing. That is not the case anymore – we are a physical representation of our support of George Floyd.”

Watch clips from John Boyega’s speeches below.

Here is the official synopsis for The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

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