BLM Movement Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Peyton Adams, writer

The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for a Nobel Peace prize. Norwegian Mp Petter Eide said it is for their struggle against racism and racially motivated violence. “BLM’s call for systemic change has spread around the world, forcing other countries to grapple with racism within their own societies,” said Eide.

The Black Lives Matter protests started gaining more attention after the death of an unarmed man named George Floyd, who died by the hands of the police.

North High Students had a few words to say about it. Student Quinn Wegerle says “I definitely think it should be nominated, it is such a big deal in America right now.” She continued, “It should have been nominated a long time ago. These people have been going through this for so long.”

The leader of the BLM movement in Oklahoma City, T. Sheri Dickerson, says that the movement is finally getting recognized after years of advocating for victims of police brutality.

“I’m just saying that it is well deserved. It is well deserved,” said Dickerson. She also said that there is still loads of more work to do.

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be chosen in October.