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Authorities discuss violence in downtown Reykjavík

Reykjavík City Council met Thursday morning with Stefán Eiríksson, the capital region’s chief of police, to discuss what he calls “barbarity and a bad situation” in downtown Reykjavík at night, referring to several recent acts of violence.

Eiríksson told after the meeting that the situation had been reviewed and that the main conclusions had been that police, city authorities and club owners need to cooperate on improving it.

The police chief said none of the three parties could blame the others for how dangerous downtown Reykjavík had become at night and that everyone had to work together in order to improve citizen safety.

Mayor of Reykjavík Vilhjálmur Th. Vilhjálmsson said discussions would continue at another meeting next week and that improvements would begin immediately.

Click here to read about a recent assault in downtown Reykjavík.

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