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By Pete Moore On April 19th, 2019

A journalist has been shot dead during rioting in Londonderry that police are treating as a “terrorist incident”.

Dissident republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee during rioting after police searches in Derry’s Creggan area on Thursday night.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the New IRA “are likely to be the ones behind this” and detectives have started a murder inquiry.

Security forces were conducting an operation. Locals rioted to defend the criminals. Lyra McKee was watching from behind police lines when a gun was fired from among the rioters. She was hit in the head and died in hospital. Yet another innocent victim of psychopathic terrorists.

As ever, it’s futile to hope that locals will do the right thing and tell what they know.


  1. One reporter who was at the scene said a gunman “came round the corner and fired shots indiscriminately towards police vehicles”.

    “There were a number of houses with families – they had all spilled out on the street to see what was happening,” added Leona O’Neill.

    “There were young people, there were children on the street, there were teenagers milling about and a gunman just fired indiscriminately up the street.”

    An unforgivable crime.

    And the throwing of petrol bombs – unforgivable.

  2. That poor girl. Dreadful altogether.

    What were they rioting about? Not enough Easter eggs?

  3. //Yet another innocent victim of psychopathic terrorists.//

    Probably just bored and frustrated yobs.

  4. As ever, it’s futile to hope that locals will do the right thing and tell what they know.

    For sure, from a mixture of ideology and fear.

  5. It appears the killers were affiliated with a particularly rotten crowd of terrorists.