Tuesday 27 September 2016

Footage of camerawoman kicking and tripping migrants to be investigated

Published 11/09/2015 | 02:30

A migrant carrying a child falls after tripping on TV camerawoman (R) Petra Laszlo while trying to escape from a collection point in Roszke village, Hungary
A migrant carrying a child falls after tripping on TV camerawoman (R) Petra Laszlo while trying to escape from a collection point in Roszke village, Hungary
In this image taken from TV a Hungarian camerawoman, center left in blue, kicks out at a young migrant who had just crossed the border from Serbia near Roszke Hungary

Prosecutors in Hungary have ordered police to investigate a camerawoman caught on video kicking and tripping migrants near the border with Serbia.

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Chief Prosecutor Zsolt Kopasz said they suspected the camerawoman, identified in Hungarian media as Petra Laszlo, of disorderly conduct and that authorities in the southern city of Szeged were also considering more serious crimes in the case.

After several videos surfaced showing Laszlo kicking a young man and a girl, as well as sticking her leg out to trip a man running past with a young boy in his arms, she was dismissed from her job at N1TV, an internet channel associated with Hungary's far-right Jobbik party.

The migrants were running from police to avoid being fingerprinted.

Irish Independent

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