John Boyega has issued an emotional rallying cry in support of Black Lives Matter in London’s Hyde Park. ‘I need you to understand how painful it is to be reminded every day that your race means nothing,’ the Star Wars actor said. ‘Black lives have always mattered.’ Boyega’s speech was widely shared on social media after video was posted by SB.TV and others
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George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.
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John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega, known professionally as John Boyega, is a British-Nigerian actor and producer.