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Black Lives Matter Movement Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
The Black Lives Matter movement, which caused several violent protests across America last year, has been selected for the 2021 Nobel peace prize.
The nomination was made by Petter Eide, a member of Norway’s parliament who contemplated the accomplishment to be “a very important worldwide movement to fight racial injustice,” and brushed off questions considering brutal protests in the movement’s name.
“Studies have shown that most of the demonstrations organized by Black Lives Matter have been peaceful,” Eide said. “Of course there have been incidents, but most of them have been caused by the activities of either the police or counter-protestors.”
An analysis carried out by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, which glanced at 7,750 Black Lives Matter rallies from four months of last year, establish that 93 percent of the protests were largely peaceful, yet photographs and videos captured by journalists across America portray a different image.
While there have been multiple violent incidents including the movement’s name, many innocent civilians and members of Congress have involved by the heartlessness of activists from within the movement.
Last September, published data from Princeton University indicated that unrests attributed with the Black Lives Matter movement held in 48 out of the 50 largest cities in the United States.
Last August, Black Lives Matter activists harassed diners seated on the patio of a Mexican restaurant and allegedly requested they lift their fists. Other activists from the movement similarly besiege Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and numerous women for several minutes on the streets of Washington, DC, as they tried to leave a Republican National Convention event at the White House.
The Norway-based Nobel Committee is expected to select the winners of the award in November.