Hong Kong pro-democracy movement nominated for Nobel peace prize by US lawmakers

Bipartisan nomination praises protesters’ ‘bravery and determination that have inspired the world’

US lawmakers have nominated Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement for the Nobel peace prize, calling the campaigners a global inspiration in the face of a crackdown by Beijing.

In a letter to the Nobel committee released on Wednesday, nine lawmakers across party lines cited the estimate that more than two million people took to the streets on 16 June 2019.

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