Lucasfilm backs John Boyega and Black Lives Matter

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John Boyega has obtained mass support from creators within the TV and movie business, following his emotional speech at a Black Lives Matter protest in London.

In the speech Boyega said: "They want us to mess up, they want us to be disorganised". "We have always been important, we have always meant something".

He also named two other black Americans who died in the U.S., as well as the racist United Kingdom murder of Stephen Lawrence. "It is essential that more is done to address the inequalities in our city that have been exposed so starkly in recent months, but we know have always been there". And now is the time. 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.

"Today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process", the actor continued. Protests began after the May 29 death of George Floyd at the hands of police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd's neck for well over eight minutes, suffocating him.

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"We stand and support you, John Boyega", they wrote in a tweet on Wednesday evening. "Lucasfilm stands with John Boyega and his message that, 'Now is the time".

The Indian Express is now on Telegram. The British actor spoke to fans, explaining that it's not enough not to be racist.

The passionate speech of John Boyega found support from the Star Wars universe. I need you to understand how painful it is to be reminded every day that your race means nothing and that isn't the case anymore, that was never the case anymore.

"The evil that is racism must stop", they wrote, adding: "We will commit to being part of the change that is long overdue in the world".

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Several current employees also weighed in, holding a digital protest. "I think we need to tread very carefully here", he wrote. In reaction to protests over George Floyd death, Trump, on his Facebook page, described demonstrators as " THUGS ".


After Boyega's words made waves online, in an unprecedented move, Lucasfilm made a public statement clearly supporting Boyega's comments, linking to his speech in full alongside a message of solidarity. Deep respect and love, my friend", J.J. Abrams, who directed "Star Wars: "The Force Awakens" and "The Rise of Skywalker", tweeted at the English actor, who portrayed Finn in the franchise.

Mr Floyd died while in police custody.

Some Twitter users were offended by the expletive language used by the Pacific Rim: Uprising star.

Most of the protesters wore masks or gloves and also chanted "black lives matter" and "we will not be silent".

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