Black Lives Matter Motion Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize
A Norwegian MP has nominated the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021.
According to The Guardian, Petter Eide wanted to to recognize the American movement for its efforts to achieve “tremendous success” in the fight against racial and social injustice worldwide.
“Black Lives Matter has become a very important global movement to fight racial injustice,” said Eide. “You have had tremendous success in raising awareness and awareness of racial injustice.”
He also explained the BLM’s ability to get its message across to black Americans and the oppressed, and why the organization deserves the coveted award.
“The award of the Peace Prize to Black Lives Matter as the strongest global force against racial injustice will send a strong message that peace is based on equality, solidarity and human rights and that all countries must respect these fundamental principles,” the publication reported.
BLM was founded Online in 2013 by Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the fatal death of a 17-year-old Tray from Martin. In 2014 the movement expanded its work for social justice afterwards Mike Brown was shot dead by police in St. Louis. The organization continues to play an important role in social justice today.
The organization tweeted about their nomination on Friday.
“We have the largest social movement in world history. Today we were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, ”said the tweet. “People are awakening to our global demand for racial justice and an end to economic injustice, environmental racism and white supremacy. We’re just getting started. “
We have the largest social movement in world history. Today we were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. People are awakening to our global demand for racial justice and an end to economic injustice, environmental racism and white supremacy. We’re just getting started ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/xjestPNFzC
– Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) January 30, 2021
According to their official website, the Nobel Foundation is started the award in 1901 after the founder Alfred Nobel death in 1896.
On abstract His will stated that all of his remaining fortune should be used “to give prizes to those who have brought the greatest benefit to mankind in the past year.”
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 will be selected in October.