Trouble started after the PSNI raided a home on the Creggan area of Derry/London Derry.
The ‘New IRA’ has been blamed for Lyra’s murder.A gunman shot towards the PSNI and hit and killed young Lyra Mckee, who was standing close to a PSNI Landrover.
A statement has been released by the organisers of Monday’s dissident republican Easter Commemoration in Creggan.
If you read nothing else today, read this letter LyraMcKee wrote to her 14 year old self. RIP Lyra.
Tributes are flooding in for Lyra,…
I met Lyra McKee when she was seeking support to write a book about the murder of Unionist MP Robert Bradford, killed in 1981. 38 years later, Lyra herself is murdered. Investigative journalism is essential to democracy. Like Robert's murder, this was an attack on democracy.— Mike Nesbitt (@mikenesbittni) April 19, 2019
Just woken to the terrible news Lyra McKee was shot in Derry last night. First met Lyra when she was 15, already burning with passion for journalism & justice. A fun, thoughtful presence on Twitter always. Beyond shocked her vibrant life has been ended by these toxic throwbacks— Claire Hanna (@ClaireHanna) April 19, 2019
Sick to my stomach at death of Lyra McKee in Derry. She was an inspiring thinker and journalist. Last night she was killed by a thug terrorizing people in Derry. Anyone with information should contact #PSNI .— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) April 19, 2019
In Memory Of Lyra McKee / https://t.co/fvINIjblky via @YouTube
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lyra McKee. Disgusting murder by terrorists who have needlessly cut short a young life. Society needs to reject these people once and for all. @ChiefConPSNI @PoliceServiceNI @NIPolicingBoard https://t.co/MAV5Ua1htg— PFNI (@PoliceFedforNI) April 19, 2019