The Speech Of A Generation

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Led by Peter Eric Lang.

On The 3rd of June 2020, A-List actor John Boyega known for Attack The Block and the Star Wars Skywalker Trilogy gave the speech of a generation in Hyde Park, London, UK.

'Black lives have always mattered.

We have always been important.

We have always meant something.

We have always succeeded regardless. And now is the time.

I ain't waiting.'

- John Boyega.



been important.

meant something.

succeeded regardless.


John Boyega bravely led deeply emotional protests to thousands of protesters in Hyde Park, London, UK. After The Death of George Floyd, Boyega has been vocally in support of the protests and finally took part in them to protest Floyd's death in police custody, police brutality and the continued abhorrent treatment of the Black Community across society, not just in the US, but the UK too.


Crowds of thousands can be visibly seen supporting the passionate actor, JohnBoyega, as he gives the speech of a generation to people of all ages and backgrounds that are passionate about one thing: Black Lives Matter.

Boyega has spoken up about the racism that is rampant in society, especially after The Death of George Floyd. Floyd, an unarmed black man, that was killed at the hands of a white police officer whilst in custody on the streets of Minneapolis has sparked the Black Community around the globe to again rally together, and seek support from allies to liberate themselves. The brutal death of Floyd that was caused from the neverending PoliceBrutality epidemic towards black people has led to protests in every state in the US and many major cities across the world including Brussels and Paris as well as major UK cities including Liverpool, Birmingham and London, where Boyega bravely spearheaded a powerful peaceful BLM protest. The death of Floyd has brought the Black Community to again fight out against the generations of racism and white supremacy that they have fought tooth and nail against with Boyega giving one of the most emotional and moving speeches that will positively shape change the BLM landscape.




The breathtaking images that have been captured of a growing rally in the heart of Central London for Black Lives Matter that is history in the making.

John Boyega was trending on Twitter alongside the first black President of the United States, Barack Obama. This in its own right just shows how important what happened in Hyde Park was on the 3rd of June 2020. More than half a million people were Tweeting about Boyega's speech and that number continuously grew and grew as the day progressed and the momentum picked up outside of the core protest.

John Boyega led the protests with phenomenal levels of emotions that can be felt on every level and with every fibre of your being. The distress and heartache that is so powerful in his voice, body language and facial expressions are palpable.
People have pointed out they can feel 'the pain in his voice' which is so evident it cannot be ignored. This is one of the most powerful turning points in history and the grief and pain that Boyega shows cannot be feigned. This is real, harrowing pain he has lived through. He sadly knows all this distress from first-hand experience and we need people like John Boyega with the global superstar presence to lead us forward and break through the glass box that black people are continually being forced into.
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