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John Boyega protests in London, Hollywood has his back

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Report. Star Wars actor: 'I need you to understand how painful this shit is. I need you to understand how painful it is. To be reminded every day that your race means nothing.'

written by Giovanna Branca

June 6, 2020

“Black lives have always mattered, we have always been important, we have always met suffering, we have always succeeded, regardless. And now is the time. I ain’t waiting,” said John Boyega, the London-born actor, at the demonstration in the U.K. capital on Wednesday to show solidarity with the protests in the United States, as well as to protest against the racism that is also endemic in U.K. society.

Made famous by his role in the new Star Wars saga, Boyega said, as he addressed the crowd: “I speak to you from the bottom of my heart. I don’t know if I’ll........

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