News 3 June 2020
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Thousands Take To Hyde Park For Black Lives Matter Protest

3 June 2020
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Thousands of protestors have taken to Hyde Park in London today (June 3) in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the unjust murder of George Floyd.

Many of the protestors have been chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “no justice, no peace” in response to police brutality and racism.

Among those protesting was Hollywood actor John Boyega who delivered a heartfelt speech to the crowd in the park.

“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,” Boyega said.

He added: “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*** 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.”

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John Boyega addressing the crowd today at the protest. Listen to the pain in his voice CC: @nayz100

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The protests in Hyde Park come a day after Blackout Tuesday in which people from all over the world disconnected from social media to reflect on ways to provoke change against injustice and inequality.