LONDON — The police in Northern Eire mentioned on Saturday that they’d arrested two folks in reference to the killing of Lyra McKee, a journalist who was masking an evening of violent unrest in Londonderry on Thursday.

“Main Investigation Crew detectives have arrested two males, aged 18 and 19 underneath the Terrorism Act, in reference to the homicide of Lyra McKee within the Creggan space of Derry on Thursday, 18th April,” the Derry Metropolis and Strabane district police wrote in a statement on Twitter.

Lyra McKee was killed by a gunman firing towards the police throughout an evening of unrest in Londonderry, Northern Eire.Credit scoreEPA, by way of Shutterstock

On Friday the police had introduced that they had been attributing Thursday night time’s violence to the New Irish Republican Military, a militant group unaffiliated with the Provisional Irish Republican Military, which renounced violence in 2005.

The violence got here on the 21st anniversary of the 1998 Good Friday Settlement that introduced an finish to many years of violence between republicans, primarily Roman Catholic, who need Northern Eire to affix Eire and primarily Protestant unionists who need it to stay British.

Ms. McKee’s killing was condemned by politicians on either side of the divide and the leaders of Britain and Eire.


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