TV Journalist Fired After Video Shows Her Kicking And Tripping Refugees
A camerawoman for a Hungarian TV station was reportedly fired after she was caught kicking and tripping refugees fleeing from police.
The woman was identified as Petra Laszlo; she worked for N1TV, which supports Hungary's far-right, anti-immigration Jobbik party, Huffington Post reports.
The refugees she filmed were allegedly being kept in a makeshift camp by police in Röszke, Hungary and had fled due to the location's poor conditions.
Video showed Laszlo kicking at least two refugees and tripping another carrying a child, forcing a fall.
According to The New York Times, the camp consisted of hundreds of migrants, many of whom had left war-torn cities in Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq.
Pope Francis recently called for every European parish to take in one refugee family, but some countries seem opposed to the idea of housing Muslim guests.
Laszlo was allegedly fired not long after footage of her attacks was posted online.
In a Facebook post, the editor-in-chief of the network said,
N1TV colleagues today behaved unacceptably...
According to The Guardian, Laszlo may be charged with violence against a member of the community, potentially facing up to five years in prison.
Citations: Hungarian TV Journalist Petra Laszlo Filmed Kicking Refugee Children, Tripping Man Carrying Child (Huffington Post), Hungarian Journalist Fired for Kicking Migrants on Camera (The New York Times), Hungarian nationalist TV camera operator filmed kicking refugee children (The Guardian)