John Boyega hailed a hero

Brenda Watkins
June 6, 2020

Intially, Boyega publicly acknowledged the death of Floyd on May 28 - three days after he died - in a series of scathing tweets targeted towards racists.

Protests against police brutality and racism continue around the country and the entire world this week following the death of George Floyd.

The message concluded: "John Boyega, you are our hero".

"Star Wars is literally about a Rebellion fighting against a government Empire, who uses violence and the murder of the people of the galaxy to rule", one fan wrote.

Lexi's speech came amid global calls to action following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.

Protests began in the United States after a video showed Mr Floyd, 46, being arrested in Minneapolis and a white police officer kneeling on his neck even after he pleaded his last words "I can't breathe".

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There's no secret that Boyega is one of the most outspoken celebrities when it comes to Black Lives Matter. Rodney Rothman, co-writer and co-director of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse " He said he had an immediate offer for the actor", I have something great that I would offer you today. They have to be anxious that "I could go to jail for this", they have to respect us. "Black lives have always mattered".

In it, the British actor addressed the crowds at the London park, saying: "We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd".

"We stand with and support you, @JohnBoyega", read a message from the company's official Twitter account. We are a physical representation of our support for Treyvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence.

JJ Abrams, who cast Boyega in his breakthrough role as Finn in The Force Awakens, added: "You KNOW that as long as I'm allowed to keep working, I'll always be begging to work with you". "I need you to understand how painful it is to be reminded every day that your race means nothing". 'This is so vital, ' he said, listing names of black men and women killed by police over the past two decades. They are our hearts, they are our future, we can not demonise our own, we are the pillars of the family. We stand behind you, John.

The "Star Wars" actor joined protesters in London's Hyde Park to show his support for the Black Lives Matter movement, delivering a powerful speech and noting he could be risking his career for sharing his views.

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