Jack Quann
Jack Quann

10.47 25 May 2019


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A group of people are walking from Belfast to Derry in Northern Ireland to remember Lyra McKee.

The 29-year-old journalist was shot and killed by the so-called 'New IRA' while covering rioting in Co Derry last month.

She was laid to rest following a funeral service in Belfast, which was attended by - among others - President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Her family subsequently  thanked all those who have helped them and shown support.

Lyra McKee

The event, being called 'Lyra's Walk', is running through the weekend to Monday.

A finale event will be held in Guildhall Square in Derry, with 'Snow Patrol' front man Gary Lightbody set to attend.

Tickets for this event are free of charge.

In a statement, organisers said: "We are ordinary people and we walk from Belfast to Derry from the 25th to 27th of May in response to the killing of Lyra McKee.

"We say not in our name.

"We walk for peace and to reclaim, to defend and reassert the principles of the Good Friday Agreement."


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