The Evening Standard

  John Boyega gives powerful speech at Hyde Park Black Lives Matter protest

June 3, 2020

Star Wars actor John Boyega has given an emotional speech at a Hyde Park demonstration about the death of George Floyd in the US.

Boyega joined thousands of protestors in Hyde Park in a peaceful demonstration in support of Black Lives Matter.

Boyega referenced two other black Americans who controversially died in the US and the murder of Stephen Lawrence in the UK, as he told demonstrators: “We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence.”