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Hong Kong protests

US lawmakers nominate Hong Kong democracy movement for Nobel

Protesters merit peace prize for bravery, bipartisan group in Congress says

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow after their arrest in 2019: Both have been arrested again since China enacted a security law covering Hong Kong last year.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has nominated Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement for the Nobel Peace Prize, months after Beijing warned against anyone "politicizing" the award.

The nomination intends to "commemorate all those who have built and maintained human rights and democracy in Hong Kong since 1997 and give voice to those fighting in recent years against the erosion of rights and freedoms guaranteed to Hong Kong's citizens by international treaty and the city's constitution," five senators and four House members said in a letter released Wednesday.

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