In keeping with Ms McKee’s values, her funeral is intended to be a cross-community, cross-border and multi-cultural service, and will take place in a Protestant cathedral despite Ms McKee being born a Catholic.
A controlled explosion has been carried out outside the home of a Derry politician as bomb disposal teams scrambled to four locations across the city.
Houses have been evacuated and police warned of „major disruption“ after the devices were reported.
One of the devices was reportedly found outside the home of Derry councillor Gary Donnelly, where the explosion was carried out.
****WARNING**** WOMAN SHOT DEAD IN SERIOUS RIOTING DERRY/LONDONDERRY 18.4.19 VERY GRAPHIC
*edit* journalist Lyra McKee Named as victim
Below, the vantage point of the first video (dotted red line) and the second video (dotted blue line). The position of the shooter is marked with a black “X”, and the approximate location of the police vehicles on Fanad drive is marked by the yellow box:
Below, the vantage point of the first video (dotted red line) and the second video (dotted blue line). The spot where McKee fell is marked by a black “X”:
„We are united in rejecting those responsible for this heinous crime.
„They have no support in the community, must be brought to justice and should disband immediately.
„We reiterate our support for the PSNI, who while carrying out their duties were also the target of last night’s attack. We call on anyone with any information to bring that forward to the police and assist their inquiries.
„This is a time for calm heads.”
Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin)
Arlene Foster (DUP)
Robin Swann (UUP)
Colum Eastwood (SDLP)
Naomi Long (Alliance)
Clare Bailey (Green Party)
Zu den Hintergründen machten die Behörden bisher keine Angaben. Der geplante EU-Austritt Großbritanniens schürte zuletzt Sorgen, dass der Konflikt zwischen pro-irischen und pro-britischen Gruppen in der britischen Provinz wieder aufflammen könnte.
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„For the last 11 months, I’ve been asking questions about Reverend Bradford’s murder and the last months of his life. I’ve interviewed dozens of his friends, colleagues and acquaintances as well as ex-security officials, seeking answers
While Reverend Bradford’s wife wrote a fantastic biography on him, the facts around his death have yet to be established. As one former intelligence official remarked to me, Bradford’s killing was one of a number that didn’t have any “logic”. „
Janet Donnelly’s unarmed father was shot point-blank by a British solider. She spent 20 years unraveling the Army’s cover-up.
The battle for equal rights for Catholics has been fought and won but as long as Givan & Co. keep finding new people to hate, the Protestant community will not be allowed to forget what happened. They continue, in the eyes of the world, to be “those bigots” who said no to civil rights in 1969. Every request for others to “respect their culture” is consequently treated with scorn when it should be considered.
Christians have rights – and I will defend them. Yes, I disagree with their views on gay marriage but I’ll defend to the death their right to hold them. I can live with someone having an opinion I don’t like.
Two years ago, Belfast-based journalist Lyra McKee wrote a blog post; a letter to her 14-year-old self, who was at that time struggling with the fact of being gay in a hostile environment. She received wide attention for the post, which was picked up on social media, and then by BBC Radio Ulster.
“I wanted to write it because a local evangelical pastor here made some horrible derogatory remarks about gay people, and gay women specifically, and it really upset me,” she explains by phone from Belfast.
Police Service of Northern Ireland officers were carrying out a search operation in the Creggan area of Derry aimed at disrupting dissident republicans ahead of this weekend’s commemoration of Irish independence, when a situation developed during which more than 50 petrol bombs were thrown at officers and two cars were hijacked and set on fire.
During the unrest a gunman fired a number of shots at police, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said.