BUDAPEST, Hungary — A Hungarian camerawoman has been fired after she was caught on video kicking and tripping migrants entering Hungary across the border with Serbia.
The N1TV Internet channel said their employee, widely identified in Hungarian media as Petra Laszlo, has been dismissed because she “behaved unacceptably” at a makeshift gathering point where police take migrants immediately after they enter Hungary near the village of Roszke.
In videos posted online, Laszlo can be seen kicking at least one migrant in a group trying to break through police lines and tripping a man carrying a small child while also running from police.
N1TV editor-in-chief Szabolcs Kisberk said in a statement late Tuesday that the dismissal was immediate. Much of the channel’s content centres on the activities of the far-right Jobbik party.
The AP was unable to obtain a telephone number for Laszlo, and a Facebook page that she was previously said to have could not be found. Emails to Kisberk and other staff of N1TV were not immediately answered.