Through Tears, John Boyega Demanded Justice at a Black Lives Matter Protest in London

TOPSHOT - British actor John Boyega takes part in an anti-racism demonstration in London, on June 3, 2020, after George Floyd, an unarmed black man died during an arrest in Minneapolis, USA. - Londoners defied coronavirus restrictions and rallied today in solidarity with protests raging across the United States over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died during an arrest on May 25. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

John Boyega offered a rousing, rallying call to protesters gathered in London on Wednesday. Speaking into a megaphone, the British-Nigerian actor, known for his portrayal of Finn in the Star Wars franchise, demanded justice before emotionally honoring George Floyd and other victims of police brutality.

"Now is the time. I ain't waiting."

"Black lives have always mattered. We have always been important. We have always meant something. We have always succeeded regardless," he told the thousands gathered at Hyde Park. "And now is the time. I ain't waiting. . . . Every Black person understands and realizes the first time you are reminded that you are Black." He then addressed those opposing the protest: "I need you guys to understand. I need you to undersRead More – Source