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29-year-old journalist shot and killed: Absolute madness

'Derry in the evening. Absolute madness.'

this is the sound of the last sentences, the 29-year-old irish journalist Lyra McKee last night to put on Twitter, before an unknown perpetrator fired the shots that killed her.

On the video footage from the riots, as Lyra covered in the irish Londonderry, can you hear the desperate screams and cries for help in the seconds after she was hit.

But there was nothing to do for the young journalist, who shortly after was pronounced dead.

Despite his young age was Lyra McKee recognized as a talented investigative journalist, who had followed the conflict in northern Ireland close.

She was in 2016, named one of Europe's 30 most promising journalists aged under 30 years. Lyra was also known for his work for the benefit of LGBT rights in the deeply catholic country.

Lyra McKee was just 29 years old. Photo: JESS LOWE/Ritzau Scanpix


the Riots began after the police had conducted a number of searches at addresses in the area.

they did out of fear that there were hidden weapons that would be used during the attack, which udbrydere from the rebel IRA typically performs easter.

the Action did, however, the young people, who are in the 'new IRA' so angry, that they went on the streets and threw more than 50 benzinbomber against the police. And it was during the trouble, that one or more assailants suddenly opened fire on the police, where Lyra McKee also stood.

Here is the last tweet that the young journalist had shared. Today is her account shut down, so only her private followers can see what she has put out before his death. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix


the Killing has led to widespread condemnation in northern Ireland, where the late journalist recalls, " at the same time, with witnesses urged to come forward and tell what they know.

the Police refers to the killing as an act of terrorism, but calls at the same time, local political leaders to use their influence to put a damper on the belligerent fronts in the northern ireland conflict.

- We treat the case as a terrorist attack, and we have set a drabsundersøgelse in time, says police chief Mark Hamilton.

- It is not only the killing of a young woman, but an attack on all residents of our city.


the Police in northern Ireland telling about the killing and the riots in the northern irish city of Londonderry. Video: AP

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