"the Troubles in northern Ireland that lasted for over 30 years led to the bloody deed, which cost thousands of lives. But all did not agree with the peace treaty finally concluded in 1998."
"After Thursday's riot in the city of Londonderry suspect the police New IRA, a splinter group from the Irish republican army (IRA) was behind a large number of atrocities during Northern ireland's violent period."
"– There are those who have not wanted to accept the peace agreement and that remain in the old beliefs about what you should accomplish. At the same time, large sections of society has moved on. I was in northern Ireland for the first time in 1996 and it is a huge difference now from how it was then, " says Lena Karlsson, who is the editor at the institute of Foreign affairs and monitors developments in the Uk and Ireland."
"According to Lena Karlsson is northern Ireland a different society today, and it also applies to the perception of this kind of groupings. The events in Londonderry has been condemned heavily from several different sources."
"If you compare it with the time with the IRA, there was a certain popular support in some circles for the group, but it is not for these groups," she says."
"The past conflict in northern Ireland, however, is ever-present. Despite the peace agreement, violence has never abated completely, and there are those who worry that brexit can contribute to increased tension, if it changes the circumstances for the border on the irish island."
"– There is a tendency to talk about an escalation on brexit, but this is the tension which has long existed and is not about brexit, " says Lena Karlsson and continues:"
"– There are a lot of bubbles in the northern Ireland and brexit has reinforced some of the old tensions, but northern Ireland, for example, has not had a government in over two years."
"About the events in Londonderry can become a breeding ground for new disturbance is not possible to say at the moment. According to Lena Karlsson, there are indications that violence in the place has declined."
" According to police stats indicate the last year that the violence from these groups has decreased, but it is difficult to say what it really means, she says."