John Boyega Doesn't Care If His Black Lives Matter Protest Speech Impacts His Career | 22 Words

Star Wars actor John Boyega delivered a powerful speech at the Black Lives Matter protest in London's Hyde Park and he says he doesn't care if it ends his career.

Keep scrolling to see what he said and to watch the full video of his speech...

John Boyega has been using his platform for good.

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And on Wednesday, he delivered a speech to a packed-out protest in London, and he says he's not sure he'll even have a career afterward.

The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.

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Last week, on Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.

George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...

Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.

Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...

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And, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying "Please, please... I can't breathe."

After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.

An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival. He was only forty-six years old.

This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...

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But George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.

Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...

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And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.

But things have been quick to turn violent.

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Protesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.

It's a truly terrifying time.

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But change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.

But, remarkably, they seem to be working.

Thanks to these riots, the Black Lives Matter movement is dominating global headlines, and it has completely taken over social media.

John Boyega is one of many celebrities speaking up.

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The actor has been frequently vocal on his socials about Black Lives Matter.

And on Wednesday, he joined the protest in London's Hyde Park.

Over a thousand people turned up to the protest.

The actor then used his megaphone to deliver a powerful speech.

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You could hear the pain in his voice as he spoke to the crowd.

Boyega referred to everyone at the protest as a “physical representation of our support"

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During his speech, he told demonstrators: “I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f*ck that. "Today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process, we don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved, we don’t know what Sandra Bland could have achieved, but today we’re going to make sure that won’t be an alien thought to our young ones."

He continued:

"We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence."

"Every black person in here remembered when another person reminded you that you were black. "

"So none of you out there, all those protesters on the other side, protesting against what we want to do, protesting against what we want to try and achieve, burn you, this is so vital."

The actor added it was important to "keep control of this moment" and make it as "peaceful and as organized as possible."

"I need you to understand how painful this sh*t is. 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."

At one point, Boyega was moved to tears.

"Black men we need to take care of our black women. They are our hearts, they are our future, we cannot demonize our own, we are the pillars of the family."

Boyega is well aware that he is risking his career.

“I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f*ck that."

Watch his speech here:

Such a powerful message.