After the death of a journalist on the verge of serious rioting in Derry, the police have arrested two Suspects. The two young men at the age of 18 and 19 years, were brought in for interrogation in a police station in Belfast as the Northern Irish police said on Saturday.
The police had referred to the death of the 29-year-old Lyra McKee on the night of good Friday as a "terrorist incident" and investigation for murder.
In Derry was to come on Thursday evening to serious riots. Masked threw in the residential area of Creggan incendiary at police and set cars on fire. McKee was taken to police sources, a man shot at police officers. She died shortly afterwards in hospital.
McKee had written a lot about the Northern Ireland conflict and its consequences and, among other things, for the magazine "the Atlantic" and Buzzfeed News. On Thursday evening she had posted a photo on Twitter that showed the unrest in Creggan. "Derry tonight. Completely crazy," she wrote.
memory of the Easter uprising of 1916
On Easter weekend to remember the Irish Catholic nationalists of every year in the Easter uprising against the British in Dublin in 1916. 21 years ago the North of Ireland was ended in conflict with the good Friday agreement. In the British province had fought for decades Catholics and Protestants. Since the 60s, 3500 people died, many were killed by the underground organization, the IRA.
The city of Derry, the Protestants of Londonderry, was in 1972 the scene of the "Bloody Sunday". At the time, shot British soldiers on unarmed participants in a non-approved Demonstration. 14 people were killed. In the past few months, the violence had increased in Northern Ireland. The police are the paramilitary group "New IRA". In January, a car bomb detonated in Derry.
Northern Ireland is also playing in the Brexit-armed a crucial role. The good Friday agreement, in addition to the division of Power between Protestants and Catholics, a border between Ireland and Northern Ireland without any checks. The EU member States see the good Friday agreement at risk, should be introduced in the Wake of the withdrawal of great Britain from the EU the border controls between Northern Ireland and Ireland. (anf/afp/sda)
Created: 20.04.2019, 10:02 PM