Journalist Killed in Northern Ireland Riot
“Sick to my stomach tonight.” So said a colleague of 29-year-old Lyra McKee, who died after being shot by a “violent dissident republican,” police claimed. Rioting erupted in Londonderry last night after authorities executed a search warrant while probing suspected attacks planned for Easter weekend. The deputy leader of the republican Sinn Fein party described McKee’s murder as “an attack on the Good Friday agreement.”
Is violence returning to Northern Ireland? Observers say the so-called New IRA, a dissident movement born in 2012, has been active in the area and is linked to numerous attacks, including a January car bomb and the murder of two prison officers.