Scuffles Outside Courthouse in Derry as Man Charged With Murder of Irish Journalist

There were scuffles between police and protesters outside a courthouse in Derry, Northern Ireland, on February 13 as Paul McIntyre, 52, appeared there charged with the murder of the journalist Lyra McKee.

McKee, 29, was shot dead in Derry on April 18, 2019, while standing near a police vehicle at the scene of a riot. One of her final tweets on the night called events there “Absolute madness.”

McIntyre was accused of acting with an unknown masked gunman, the Irish News reported.

Det Supt Jason Murphy of the PSNI was quoted as saying “the quest for the evidence to bring the gunman to justice remains active and ongoing.”

Outside the court, supporters of McIntyre stood carrying placards saying he was being used as a “political hostage” and “British scapegoat” and that “British injustice is not justice.”

McIntyre was refused bail and will remain in custody until February 27. Credit: Aodhán Roberts via Storyful