Man charged with the murder of gay journalist and activist Lyra McKee

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02/12/2020

Northern Ireland police have charged a 52-year-old man in connection with the murder of gay journalist Lyra McKee. McKee, 29, was shot dead while reporting on riots in Londonderry, April 18, 2019, in the heavily Catholic Creggan neighbourhood. More than a byline, the reporter’s death rippled across the country, receiving an outpouring of grief in the LGBT+ community. Four men were arrested this week under the Terrorism Act in connection after the New IRA claimed responsibility. Representatives claimed she had been shot accidentally by a member while they fired at officers while riots during the 21st anniversary of the Good Friday agreement spilt onto streets.

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