A Hungarian camerawoman has reportedly been fired from job after videos circulated online that appear to show her kicking two refugee children and tripping a man as they ran from Hungarian police. The journalist has been identified as Petra Laszlo.
PHOTO CR: Reuters/Marko Djurica
The incident happened in the town of Roszke in southern Hungary as refugees broke through a police line at a collection point.
“An N1TV colleague today behaved in an unacceptable way at the Roszke collection point,” the TV station’s editor-in-chief said in a statement on Facebook, in which he also announced contract was terminated on the same day.
The video, published on Twitter, shows camerawoman Laszlo tripping a man sprinting with a child in his arms, and then taking a video of the man.
Lage in #Roeszke #Hungary weiter schlimm – Polizei überfordert – Flüchtlinge durchbrechen Polizeikette – Verletzte! pic.twitter.com/GlMGqGwABb
— Stephan Richter (@RichterSteph) September 8, 2015
Another video showed Laszlo kicking another running child during the disturbance.
@JotDownSpain aquí tienes a la misma cámara haciendo zancadillas a otros refugiados (incluyendo una niña) https://t.co/11xKFBKmAM
— Jaime Prades (@Jaime_Prades) September 8, 2015