A woman is killed after riots in a suburb of the Northern Irish city of Londonderry. The police speak of a ‘terrorist incident’.
Thursday night were riots arise in the district of Creggan, after that police searches were done. The victim is a journalist Lyra McKee, report various colleagues. She was present to message from to bring about the riots.
‘Unfortunately, I can confirm that a 29-year-old woman tonight in Creggan is killed by shot, ” says chief superintendent Mark Hamilton. “We treat this as a terrorist incident and we have an investigation of a killing to start.’ The police would make the culprit look at dissident Republicans. During the riots were also molotov cocktails thrown at police vehicles in the district of Londonderry.
“I stood next to the young woman when she fell, next to a Land Rover, tweette journalist Leona O’neill from the newspaper Belfast Telegraph. “I have the ambulance called, but the police have her at the rear of the vehicle seized and taken to the hospital, where she died.”
McKee was born in Belfast, is evident from the information of the literary agency Janklow & Nesbit. She wrote a lot about the conflict between catholic republicans and protestant unionists in Northern Ireland. On her Twitter account she had Thursday, still posted a photograph on the riots in Londonderry.
Local politicians have the attack already condemned. Michelle O’neill, vice-president of Sinn Fein speaks of ‘an attack on the entire community and the peace process’. DUP-chairman Arlene Foster argues that violence on the street now has the same error as in the 70’s. “No one wants to go back to that time’.