14 June 2021
A crowd has turned out to the Creggan area of Derry after Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead last night, including @sinnfeinireland's Michelle O'Neill and @DUPleader.
The rioters then appear to have stolen two vehicles, a white van and a black car, and set them on fire at the junction of Fanad Drive and Central Drive.
It was after this that Lyra McKee was shot. A Facebook livestream appears to have filmed this event. You can hear shots, screams, and then the camera turns to point at a person lying on the ground next to a @PoliceServiceNI vehicle.
This appears to be a much more likely origin of the shots that killed Lyra.
Approx 10 shots fired by gunman in Londonderry
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar condemned the killing of Lyra McKee and said: "We cannot allow those who want to propagate violence, fear and hate to drag us back to the past."
An off-duty journalist was killed after shots were fired during rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry overnight, in what police on Friday said was likely the work of militant nationalists opposed to the British region’s 1998 peace deal.
Police say they believe the new IRA is behind a Londonderry "terror attack" in which a journalist was shot dead.
29-year old journalist @LyraMcKee shot dead while covering Londonderry riots
A journalist, @LyraMcKee, has died tonight in what police are calling a terrorist incident in Londonderry
Police have Fanad Drive in Creggan cordoned off after what appears to be a shooting incident during rioting in Derry
Large crowd has gathered in Creggan Derry tonight as a major security operation is being carried out in Mulroy Gardens. Petrol bombs have been thrown at the end of the street
Massive security operation happening in Mulroy Gardens in Creggan Derry tonight. A house search is being conducted. Army Technical Officers are also at the scene although the area is not cordoned off
Dublin Fire Brigade:'Fireworks' from water hitting magnesium at a car fire last night. The magnesium reacts violently with water causing an explosion. Firefighters from Dun Laoghaire extinguished this fire last night.
2 year ago
Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Tony Lloyd has told Sky News there needs to be an "acceptable" extension to Article 50 from the EU in order to get Brexit right and not a Brexit "forced by an artificial timeframe"
EU Chief Brexit negotiator @MichelBarnier arrives at Government Buildings to be greeted by Taoiseach @LeoVaradkar
Taoiseach welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Dublin. Brexit
2 year ago
DUP Sammy Wilson confirming that talks are "exhausted" and it will not back May today "We believe negotiations have been exhausted."
A diplomatic note of today's meeting seen by @BuzzFeedNews says that in event of a no-deal exit, the EU will have three pre-conditions before starting trade talk. One of them is the Northern Ireland backstop
2 year ago
No shift in DUP position after the call between Foster and May
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government has a rough and preliminary plan in place to avoid a hard border in the event of a no-deal Brexit
Irish PM @campaignforleo says Ireland might need to hold a referendum in order to decide whether the UK is obliged to hold EP parliament elections after June. Because it requires treaty change
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announces that Prime Minister Theresa May will address the British public tonight.
2 year ago
Prime Minister Theresa May says in a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk she intends to bring forward further domestic proposals on the Irish backstop to protect the UK internal market
In Dublin - first sight of Donald Tusk since Bercow's decision . He has cancelled his presser post Varadkar meeting
Ivor Ferguson, head of the Ulster Farmers Union urges the DUP and others to focus on people's livlihoods No deal would "offers Ireland a tariff-free backdoor" into Britain that would "wipe out" any dividend for Northern Ireland farmers.
US President Trump says second Brexit referendum would be 'very unfair'
"Brexit is tearing the country apart" says Donald Trump, in the Oval Office with @campaignforleo
Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service says there is insufficient evidence to prosecute any other former British soldiers or alleged members of the Official IRA over the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry/Londonderry in 1972
Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service says there is sufficient evidence to charge one former Paratrooper with the murders of two men and the attempted murders of four others over the events of Bloody Sunday in Londonderry in 1972
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