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Last night a young journalist, Lyra McKee, was shot and killed in Creggan, #Derry/#Londonderry by militant dissident republicans.

This thread will use open sources, including images and videos, to examine this tragic event.
Last night there were reports of a large security operation in Mulroy Gardens in Creggan, Derry/Londonderry.

@LeonaONeill1 covered this event, and should be followed by anyone interested in events in Northern Ireland.

Using Google Maps & Streetview we can confirm the location of this operation in relation to other events that night.
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#Breaking: Just in - Heavy Riots in #Ireland after police conducted several raids in homes, this afternoon. Video Credit: @LeonaONeill1
#Update: Just in - Multiple police vehicles are on fire in #Derry in #Ireland after Heavy Riots broke out in the city. Video Credit: @CumannGS
#Breaking: Just in - Two shots were fired in #Derry, of masked men at the #psni the Police Service of Northern #Ireland, after police raided some houses. Reports that one women of the police force was injured in the head.
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What is happening in #Derry and across the North of Ireland is very worrying indeed. It is absurd in the extreme to suggest (or attempt to) that there is no correlation in this resurgence & a growing anger & feeling of utter helplessness & deep frustration.
The majority recognised the significant role that the EU plays in keeping peace & fostering the best relationship with the rest of the Island. The majority voted to remain & as @PeterGrantMP pointed out earlier, the PM is being driven & her policy shaped
by the only political party represented in Westminster which actively worked counter to the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) & which longed for the agreement to fail. How can it be at all appropriate that the Tories thrust the DUP into a position where they have a significant
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I suppose we can safely say that now #TheFrighteners have been so successfully and publicly put on a certain sector their combined angst will spew a diarrhoea of spin & warp whilst trying to use THAT VERY THING to generate $£Es Some with automated AdTech software already bought.
2/ Some bought by gormless companies, by mistake, some in full knowledge or partial knowledge of what it could do. It will be interesting as time goes on to see who apparently DIDN'T CARE about the likely instigation of its more negative 'dark' capabilities looking to 'side-step'
3/ or even 'wrong-foot' Irish & EU regulation standards, & possibly law. This too is a kind of #climatechange & #ClimateAction in itself, a would be mammoth untouchable iceberg of 'dominion' & 'control' being melted out into an ocean of citizens' scrutiny & advancement for change
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1/"Ian Paisley apologises at supporters' meeting"… "Mimicking the actions of the Conservative MP Boris Johnson, a number of Mr Paisley's supporters served tea & biscuits to the waiting media."Does that seem like taking the piss' to you? #JustSaying #Brexit
2/ "The North Antrim MP could face a by-election if 10% of his constituents sign a petition. A recall ballot, where voters can sign a petition calling for a by-election, has been opened.The recall petition is the first in UK parliamentary history." #Brexit #Northernireland #Derry
3/ "In politics they say when you are explaining you are often losing the argument. In recent weeks Ian Paisley has been doing a lot of explaining.
This meeting was organised by supporters of Ian Paisley so the suspended MP was speaking to a very receptive audience. He was in
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#next, I need your #help, and I mean all of you #please, regardless of party-politics, ideological differences, geo-location, can I have your <3 engaged to help a family, friends, a local community & a student community in their #search for a #MissingPerson #missing since Nov.2nd
2/" #StephenCullinan (25), the son of North #Tipperary #IFA Chair, Tim #Cullinan, hasn’t been seen since November 2 when he left his home in Castletroy, County #Limerick and made his way to #Dublin. "…
3/"His worried relatives believe he may have made his way to another major Irish city, even as far as #Belfast. The vulnerable young man is without his medication." " He could be in #Galway. We’re grasping at straws."
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