VIDEO: Hungarian Camerawoman Filmed Kicking, Tripping Migrants Sparks Outrage

Hungarian Camerawoman Filmed Kicking, Tripping Migrants
This Syrian father and son running were tripped Tuesday near Roszke by a Hungarian camerawoman whose actions generated worldwide condemnation.Photo by Achilleas Zavallis/UPI | License Photo

ROSZKE, Hungary, Sept. 9 (UPI) — A Hungarian camerawoman linked to the country’s far-right party was filmed kicking two migrant children and tripping a man who was carrying his child Tuesday near the town of Roszke.

Petra Laszlo of N1TV was fired after being filmed apparently deliberately kicking two running migrant children and tripping a Syrian man who was carrying his child while feeling from police.

Hundreds of migrants broke through police lines at a holding camp on Tuesday near the town of Roszke complaining of being held in undesirable conditions.

N1TV said Laszlo was fired over “unacceptable behavior.”

“The camerawoman’s employment has today been terminated with immediate effect, the case is now closed for us,” N1TV editor in chief Szabolcs Kisberk said in a statement.

Laszlo could face criminal charges of violence against a member of the community, punishable by up to five years in prison.

A Facebook page called the Petra Laszlo Shame Wall was set up where hundreds of Internet users have flooded the page with angry comments directed at the woman.

“We have to stop people like Petra Laszlo,” the Facebook page creator wrote. “This time, what she has done has been caught on camera. But many times, there isn’t a camera around.”

The messages directed at Laszlo range from mild “Shame on you” comments to death threats.

“You should be ashamed. And I really hope you don’t have any child. What kind of a mother could you be?” one Facebook user wrote.

Several migrants have been waiting in Roszke for days, where temperatures have fallen to 40 degrees Fahrenheit at night. About 1,000 remain at the camp awaiting buses to take them to the next destination in their journey.


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