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Police: Racism Case Investigation Close to Completion

The police investigation into the recent case of racial abuse in Iceland is close to completion, according to deputy chief police officer Ómar Smári Ármansson, visir.is reports.

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As reported earlier, the incident occurred at the Smáralind shopping mall in Kópavogur, a town in the Greater Reykjavík Area, last week. A video of the incident was posted on Facebook and went viral.

The incident involved a man yelling at a group of Icelandic teenagers which he presumed to be of Asian origin, asking if they spoke Icelandic. The man goes on to accuse them of having brought swine flu to Iceland and of being racist.

Speaking on national television, the teenagers, most of whom have Icelandic citizenship or were born in Iceland, have said that they have received a lot of support from the public following the incident.

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