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Mon Apr 22, 2019, 11:37 AM

8. 'They' as in those particular 2 men? Or the "New IRA" in general?

For the latter, publicity - they wanted to be on MTV:

Lyra McKee killed for TV cameras: New IRA wanted publicity with MTV in Derry for documentary

A radicalised 18-year-old New IRA gunman murdered writer Lyra McKee in a desperate bid to impress an MTV documentary crew filming young dissidents in Derry City.

Popular presenter and DJ Reggie Yates had been on the Creggan estate for several days recording hardline republicans for his upcoming Reggie Yates vs The World series.
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The New IRA responded to Thursday's pre-emptive PSNI searches by sending teenagers to riot at Fanad Drive, knowing full well that MTV cameras would capture the violence. A bewildered Reggie Yates was pictured at the scene as the trouble unfolded.

In a propaganda effort that has now backfired spectacularly, a baby-faced young gunman was ordered by New IRA chiefs onto the streets. He was filmed clutching a handgun and firing several shots from behind a wall across a burning car at a PSNI vehicle.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/lyra-mckee-killed-for-tv-cameras-new-ira-wanted-publicity-with-mtv-in-derry-for-documentary-38034806.html

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