Friends of Lyra McKee stamp red handprints on dissident republican office 5 months ago

Friends of Lyra McKee stamp red handprints on dissident republican office

"Lyra McKee’s name will never be forgotten in this town".

In protest at the killing of journalist Lyra McKee, a number of her friends have stamped red handprints on the wall of a dissident republican office in Derry.

The group held the protest over the murder of the talented journalist and author.

McKee was killed during a night of rioting in the Creggan estate on Thursday night.

A number of McKee’s friends walked to Junior McDaid House in Derry, the HQ of Saoradh, where they used a pot of red paint to place handprints on the walls of the office.

The footage below was captured by Sky News Ireland correspondent Stephen Murphy.

Speaking to reporters at the protest, Sinead Quinn, a friend of Lyra said: We are going to continue and continue and continue to do things in Lyra’s memory.

"Lyra McKee’s name will never be forgotten in this town. Never, because we’re going to continue to organise whether it be a fundraising night for her partner Sarah, whether it be a walk because she wanted us to do a walking club, no matter what it is.

"We’re constantly over the last few days coming up with random ideas for things we can do to keep her memory alive because she was that person, she was the kind of person who would have done that for us. So we have to do it for her."