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Anderson MEP: gangs are not IRA

Member of European Parliament Martina Anderson (Sinn FeinUK) (pictured) expressed her sorrow for victim of terrorist incident in Creggan, Northern Ireland. “My heart is sore at the murder of Lyra McKeewrote Anderson in her Twitter micro blog. She also insisted that the murder was committed by gangs “masquerading as the IRA“, because the IRA “embraced peace”.

The President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani demanded the authorities to shed light on death of journalist Lyra McKee, underlining it is unacceptable that reporters pay price of their lives while fulfilling their professional duties.

All five main political parties at Stormont made a statement underlining the act is also seen as an “attack on all the people of this community, an attack on the peace and democratic process”.

The Editorial of American news aggregator Mediagazer, where late Lyra McKee worked,  published an article on the murder, including necrology:

Ms McKee was a journalist who wrote for publications including Atlantic and Buzzfeed and had recently moved to Derry to live with her partner.

She was from north Belfast and had worked as an editor for California-based news site Mediagazer, a trade publication covering the media industry.

In 2016, Forbes Magazine named her one of their 30 under 30 in media.

She had been working on a new book which had been due to be published in 2020.”

#Catalonia MEP Anderson: where is #EU?..

The mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau Ballano informed about  460 injured after Spanish riot police stormed polling stations in an attempt to physically prevent Catalonia’s independence referendum taking place. Spanish national newspaper El Pais reports about 465 injured.

In spite of the riot police efforts many Catalans managed to cast their ballots in the poll, declared ‘illegal’ by Madrid,  there were numerous victims of Spanish riot police actions, expropriating ballot boxes by force.

The large Ramon Llull school in Barcelona was the scene of a sustained operation, with witnesses describing police using axes to smash their way in, charging the crowds and firing rubber bullets.