“Now is the time,” John Boyega tells London Black Lives Matter protest

Police in Britain recently closed the case without filing any charges.Organizers hushed the crowd and asked people to remain seated to listen to Boyega, who starred as Finn in recent “Star Wars” movies.”I need you to understand how painful it is to be reminded every day that your race means nothing. “The U.K. We have always meant something. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. And that isn’t the case anymore. They want us to be disorganized. We have always been important. While they chanted Floyd’s name, they also focused on injustices in Britain. Justice and accountability should follow.” 

George Floyd’s death prompts huge protest in London

The police said there was a “long established tradition of policing by consent” and working with communities across the U.K., adding: “Officers are trained to use force proportionately, lawfully and only when absolutely necessary. We all saw it on our screens, and I perfectly understand people’s right to protest what took place,” Johnson said, but he stressed that protests “should take place in a lawful and reasonable way.”Britain’s police chiefs also weighed in Wednesday, issuing a joint statement from all of the nation’s forces saying they “stand alongside all those across the globe who are appalled and horrified by the way George Floyd lost his life. In 2011, rioting broke out across Britain after 29-year-old Mark Duggan, a black father of four, was gunned down by police under disputed circumstances. 

Actor John Boyega speaks to the crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest in Hyde Park in London, June 3, 2020. And now is the time. And Mark Duggan,” he said. “This is very important,” he said. We have always meant something. Justin Setterfield/Getty

As Boyega addressed the crowd, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave his first comments on the killing of George Floyd to the country’s Parliament — and was criticized for taking so long to do so by his chief political rival.”What happened in the United States was appalling. And now is the time. “Now is the time,” actor John Boyega tells Black Lives Matter protesters in London

By Haley Ott

June 4, 2020 / 2:47 PM
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John Boyega joins Black Lives Matter protest

London — Actor and producer John Boyega addressed a crowd of thousands of Black Lives Matter demonstrators in London’s Hyde Park on Wednesday, telling them he was speaking out even though it might negatively affect his career. I ain’t waiting.”
“Black lives have always mattered. I ain’t waiting,” @johnboyega just told #BlackLivesMatter protesters in London’s Hyde Park pic.twitter.com/P49cbwIp6P— Haley Ott (@haleyjoelleott) June 3, 2020

It was the second large Black Lives Matter protest to take place in London in under a week, after thousands marched through the capital on Sunday in response to the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. We have always been important. We will tackle bias, racism or discrimination wherever we find it.””It is very, very important that we keep control of this movement and we make this as peaceful as possible,” Boyega said. It was inexcusable. But not today. Black lives have always mattered. Not today.”Tucker Reals contributed to this report. We have always succeeded regardless. That is never the case anymore,” Boyega said. “We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We strive to continuously learn and improve. “Because you know what, guys, they want us to mess up. First published on June 4, 2020 / 9:00 AM We have always succeeded regardless. “This is very vital. is not innocent,” demonstrators shouted, highlighting the recent case of Belly Mujinga, a train worker who died of the coronavirus after being spit on by a white man claiming to have the disease. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence.