A Hungarian camerawoman for a nationalist online TV channel has been fired after reporters filmed her kicking and tripping refugees as they fled from police.
The footage went viral within hours. The N1TV channel’s editor, Szabolcs Kisberk, said in a statement employment of the woman, widely identified as Petra Laszlo, had been “terminated with immediate effect”.
He said that she “behaved unacceptably” at a police-supervised collection point for Arabs, Asians, and Africans crossing the border from Serbia near the village of Roszke.
In videos and images posted online by multiple reporters, Laszlo can be seen making sideways karate-style kicks into the knees of two people — a young man and a teenage girl — as they ran past her. Both stumbled but neither fell as Ms Laszlo continued filming.
Hungarian camerawoman fired after being filmed kicking migrants http://t.co/IMy53PYHq3— euronews (@euronews) September 9, 2015
She was also seen filming a running man carrying a young boy in his arms then sticking out her leg to trip him as he passed. The man and boy tumbled to the ground, the man falling on top of the child. The boy can be seen crying as the man leaps up to curse the camerawoman, who continues to film him.
Much of N1TV’s content centres on the activities of the far-right Jobbik party, which wants all refugees deported.
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