Hungarian Camerawoman Fired After Kicking Refugees as They Fled Police

Hungary camerawoman trips refugee
A Hungarian camerawoman has been dismissed from her job after footage emerged of her tripping a refugee carrying a child and kicking refugees as they escaped a temporary relocation camp. YouTube

A Hungarian TV journalist has been fired after footage emerged of her kicking refugee children and tripping up an adult refugee who was carrying a child.

The footage shows the camerawoman, reportedly Petra Lszl of N1TV, a station which allegedly has close ties to Hungary's far-right, anti-immigrant Jobbik Party, kicking two refugees, including one who appears to be a young girl, at a temporary relocation camp near the Serbian border. CNN reported that hundreds of refugees broke through police lines at the Roszke camp after becoming frustrated with the conditions there.

Shame: On this video former #N1 journalist Petra László kicks #refugees, among them children via @indexhu

— Balazs Csekö (@balazscseko) September 8, 2015

The camerawoman is also shown tripping up a refugee carrying a young child as the man sought to escape from Hungarian police.

N1TV released a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, which said that the camerawoman had been let go after behaving unacceptably.

The Guardian reported that Hungarian opposition parties Egytt-PM and the Democratic Coalition have announced they would initiate charges against Lszl for violence against a member of the community, which is punishable by up to five years in prison.