The woman was left unconscious in the car park and later hospitalised with a concussion. The incident triggered a country-wide campaign against islamophobia called "hijabuppropet", where several politicians and media personalities took part. Many other women wearing headscarves told about the abuse they meet from members of of the public. The initiators of the protest also met with Justice Minister Beatrice Ask to discuss what could be done.
Police now say their investigations to find the attacker have been fruitless, as there are no suspects and no witnesses that have stepped forward. CCTV-footage did not lead to anything either. The dna found on the woman's headscarf believed to be from the attacker, turned out to be her own.