Norwegian member of parliament Petter Eide has nominated the Black Lives Matter movement for the 2021 Nobel peace prize.

Eide was inspired to nominate the organization for challenging countries around the world to address racism, The Guardian reports.

“I find that one of the key challenges we have seen in America, but also in Europe and Asia, is the kind of increasing conflict based on inequality,” Eide stated in his nomination papers.

“Black Lives Matter has become a very important worldwide movement to fight racial injustice. “They have had a tremendous achievement in raising global awareness and consciousness about racial injustice.”

However, the announcement was not supported by some of the folks on Twitter who mocked the nomination due to how some of the peaceful BLM protests turned violent.

“This is beyond parody. Nobel Peace Prize for the movement that has contributed to defunding the police leading to an unprecedented murder spike in 2020, riots causing $2 billion+ in damage, and helping to decrease race relations,” one person wrote.

Another person added, “At this rate .. any of us can get a Nobel Peace Prize .. since they are handing them out like candy.”

Meanwhile, one person mockingly suggested they were going to mimic the behaviors BLM protestors were accused of in hopes of earning a Nobel peace prize nomination.

“I’m going to burn buildings, be violent, demand people to have the same opinion as me. Then I’ll wait for my Nobel peace prize as well,” the individual wrote.

However, there were some people who were in favor of the nomination and were delighted at the idea it would possibly upset former President Donald Trump.

“Black Lives Matter was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Somewhere in Mar-a-Lago, Trump is throwing a tantrum. The likes he cannot tweet about,” one person wrote.

If the BLM were awarded the honor of the Nobel peace prize, it wouldn’t be the first time the organization received recognition. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation won Sweden’s Olof annual Palme human rights prize for 2020.

The award was established by the family of Olof Palme, a former prime minister of Sweden and leader of the Social Democratic Party who was assassinated.

A protester holds up a 'Black Lives Matter' sign outside the White House
A protester holds up a 'Black Lives Matter' sign outside the White House GETTY IMAGES / Drew Angerer
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