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New IRA admits it killed Lyra McKee, but blamed the police

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Report. The admission from the New IRA provoked testy responses from both Sinn Fein and the 32 County Sovereignty Movement (which is close to the Real IRA), claiming inheritance to the republican cause.

written by Enrico Terrinoni

Topic European Union

April 25, 2019

There have been many reactions in the wake of the tragic incident that took place on Thursday night in Derry, in which the journalist Lyra McKee lost her life. The popular activist, who was killed by a stray bullet fired by a masked man who was apparently aiming at officers of the Northern Irish police, was commemorated in many public events. The day after her death, two young men, aged 18 and 19, were detained and later released without charge by the Northern Irish police. Later, a 57-year old woman was also arrested, apparently in connection with the shooting, but the details of the allegations against her remain unknown.

After the New IRA was immediately accused of bearing responsibility for the attack, the revolutionary socialist Saoradh party, a political party believed to have close ties with the New IRA, canceled their planned parade in Derry, meant to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rebellion, out of respect for the victim. However, they did not cancel their Dublin rally on Sunday, in which a group of the party’s supporters, in........

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