WATCH: Family of Lyra McKee seek justice online

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The family of Lyra McKee has launched an online campaign appealing for information ahead of the second anniversary of her murder.

Justice4Lyra goes live today when the award-winning journalist would have been celebrating her 31st birthday.

The north Belfast woman was shot dead by IRA dissidents as she monitored disturbances in Derry/Londonderry in April, 2019.

Her sister, Nichola Corner, says new information is needed to bring those responsible to justice. 

It comes before all Derry City & Strabane District Council buildings light up on April 18th to mark the anniversary of the shooting which happened during rioting in the Creggan area of the City in 2019.

Lyra's former partner Sara Canning had been holding meetings to discuss marking the day with Mayor Brian Tierney.

“I have had a number of meetings with the late Lyra McKee and members will know her anniversary is coming up in April,” he said.

“They put a request to me to light up the Civic buildings on the anniversary of Lyra’s passing which I have agreed to do.''

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