Thursday's violent riots in Derry in northern Ireland claimed a fatality when Lyra McKee met by one or several shots. She was declared dead upon arrival to the hospital.
a manifestation of the 29-year-old on the street in Derry where a gunman took her life. One of them who spoke was Lyra McKees partner, Sara Canning:
" Our hopes and dreams and her amazing potential was extinguished by a single barbaric act.
lyra's death must not be in vain, since her life was a shining light in everyone's life. Her memory will linger in the light that she has left behind, " said Sara Canning, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
as one of the northern ireland lgbt movement's main protagonists, and in 2016, she was named one of the most important voices in the age of 30 by Forbes Magazine. McKee was also a writer and her new book, ”The lost boys” was scheduled to come out in 2020, writes the Irish Times.
At a press conference on Friday, the vice police chief Stephen Martin that the shot in the first hand been there after killing the police:
– There is no doubt that the shot was out to kill a police officer, tragically, took the life of a talented, young journalist, " said Martin.
the Police denotes the assassination as a terrorist attack.
posts on Twitter, which was made shortly before at 23 local time, reads: ”Derry in the night. Complete madness.” On a picture, you see several police vehicles and out of the black smoke rising up ahead on the street.
According to police, a group calling itself the New IRA to be behind Thursday's violence and the murder of 29-year-old. The group are expected to consist of a couple of hundred people and is a splinter group from the Irish republican army, the IRA. At the end of January in the year blew the group a powerful car bomb at Bishop Street in Derry.
Thursday's unrest began when police officers searched for weapons in Cregganområdet. They occurred the day before the easter holidays, when the northern irish republicans attention to the easter rising of 1916 against british rule. Republicans want northern Ireland to unite with Ireland.
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