Local Tampere Finns Party politician Terhi Kiemunki issued a statement Friday in which she said she had requested a police investigation of Facebook posts widely perceived as racist.

Kiemunki, who is also a parliamentary aide to Finns Party MP Lea Mäkipää, said that in the weeks following her posts, many politicians, media outlets and private individuals had publicly denounced as racist her Facebook comments and other material she contributed to the Uusi Suomi blog.

"The media and people appearing in the media have used words such as 'abusive', 'mocking' and 'frightening'. Internet trolls have written innumerable comments and blogs that have portrayed me as an extremely evil person," Kiemunki wrote in the press release.

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