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#Actor John Boyega joins thousands at massive George Floyd protest in London

Actor John Boyega joins thousands at massive George Floyd protest in London

June 3, 2020 | 12:33pm | Updated June 3, 2020 | 1:14pm

Thousands of protesters — including celebrities like “Star Wars” actor John Boyega — streamed into London’s Hyde Park on Wednesday in solidarity with George Floyd rallies in the US.

The massive demonstration began at 1 p.m. local time, with marchers in face masks holding signs reading, “It’s freedom for everybody or freedom for nobody” and “Black lives matter.”

An estimated 15,000 people took part in the protest, according to the Daily Mail.

Boyega, 28, who plays Finn in the newest “Star Wars” franchise, delivered a fired up speech to the crowd through a megaphone.

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“Every black person in here remembers when another person reminded you that you were black,” he said.

He began to cry while telling the crowd, “I need you to understand how painful this s–t is … to be reminded every day that your race means nothing. That is never the case anymore.”

He went on to say, “We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd.”

“I’m speaking to you from the heart,” Boyega said. “Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f–k that!”

Boyega urged his fellow protesters to remain “as peaceful as possible.”

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Other celebrities who attended the London protest included One Direction singer Liam Payne and his girlfriend Maya Henry.

Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires Protest In London

Demonstrators shout during a Black Lives Matter protest in London today.

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Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires Protest In London

Actor John Boyega speaks to the crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest in London today.

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Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires Protest In London

People kneel in front of police during a Black Lives Matter protest in London today.

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Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires Protest In London

Protesters wearing face masks hold up signs during a Black Lives Matter protest in London today.

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Protesters were initially asked to sit six feet apart but social distancing was made impossible due to the sheer amount of attendees.

The death of Floyd — which came after a white police officer in Minneapolis kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes — has sparked protests across the US and in countries like Britain, Germany and New Zealand.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called Floyd’s death “inexcusable,” according to Sky News.

“I think what happened in the United States was appalling. It was inexcusable,” said Johnson. “We all saw it on our screens and I perfectly understand people’s right to protest what took place.”

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