Protester Compares Police to Stormtroopers, Mark Hamill Reacts

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Mark Hamill Black Lives Matter protest video

The statement Black Lives Matter may take us into a new world, as millions have taken an affirmative stand against racism, police brutality, and the notion that Black lives matter less than others.

We’ve seen cities around the world take to protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that rocketed into the public eye after a Minneapolis Police Officer murdered an unarmed black man.

One vocal supporter of the movement on Twitter has been none other than Luke Skywalker himself; Mark Hamill. We’ve already reported that Hamill vocally gave his support to Star Wars co-star John Boyega who was made an impassioned speech during a protest in central London.

On Twitter, however, in addition to consistently promoting racial equality, Hamill also shared something from one of the protests that was a little lighter.

Mark Hamill responds to Black Lives Matter protest where musician trolls the police

A viral social media video shows the hilarious moment where a Star Wars fan satirizes the police by playing John Williams’ Imperial March track, first heard in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars fans around the globe will instantly know what the tweet means, as the music is synonymous with the Galactic Empire and Darth Vader. Mark Hamill certainly got the joke, here’s his tweet in response;

Mark Hamill on Black Lives Matter

As well as supporting his fellow Star Wars actor by sharing his powerful speech, Hamill has been one of many Hollywood heavyweights to show continued support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Fellow Star Wars Family member J.J Abrams also showed his support to Boyega as both men shared excerpts from his speech. Abrams’ company Bad Robot even donated $10million to various campaigns to fight racism.

As well as famous individuals, many well-known brands released statements standing against systemic racism, including Lucasfilm, who also shared Boyega’s emotional speech. 

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