John Boyega broke down in tears today during a powerful speech in London before protesting.
John Boyega called into question whether he’d have a career left after giving a powerful speech before going protesting with the crowd.
He spoke about Sandra Bland, George Floyd, and other black people who have lost their lives to police brutality and white vigilantism.
He broke down when he started to speak about black men respecting black women, and spoke about the significance of family.
Here’s how the video started:
John Boyega breaks down into tears as he speaks to protesters in Hyde Park. He continued to say black men must respect black women. #StarWars #BlackLivesMattter #GeorgeFloydProtests pic.twitter.com/ASaJhPNm05
— Nick McAvaney (@nick_mcavaney) June 3, 2020
He continued his speech:
John Boyega addressing the crowd today at the protest. Listen to the pain in his voice 💔🙏 CC: nayz100 on Instagram pic.twitter.com/8RFHE7LvbX
— GRM Daily (@GRMDAILY) June 3, 2020
“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,” @johnboyega just told #BlackLivesMatter protesters in London’s Hyde Park pic.twitter.com/P49cbwIp6P
— Haley Ott (@haleyjoelleott) June 3, 2020
so @JohnBoyega said he was sick of just cussing racists out and is protesting in London rn. he has an important message to Black America. anti-Blackness is global. the Black diaspora must fight it together. “YOU ARE NOT ALONE! WE LOVE YOU!” ✊🏿✊🏾 #BlackLivesMattter pic.twitter.com/vilmvYZABU
— john boyega’s angsty accent. (@sopixturesque) June 3, 2020