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Hungarian journalist fired after 'kicking migrants'

The camerawoman was seen tripping up a man with a child in his arms.

A HUNGARIAN TV camerawoman was fired yesterday after footage appeared to show her kicking migrants, including children, as they ran from a police line during disturbances at Roszke, southern Hungary.

Journalist Stephan Richter shared the footage on his Twitter page, which showed a woman sticking her leg out as a man carrying a child passed.

The woman, later named as Petra Laszlo, can be seen kicking another running child in a separate incident.

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Footage of the incident from the camerawoman’s perspective later appeared on N1TV, an internet-based TV station close to Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party.

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“An N1TV colleague today behaved in an unacceptable way at the Roszke collection point,” said a statement from N1TV’s editor-in-chief Szabolcs Kisberk posted on the channel’s Facebook page later.

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The camerawoman’s employment contract has been terminated with immediate effect as of today, we consider the matter closed.

The scenes took place as hundreds of migrants broke through a police line at a collection point close to the Serbian border where thousands have been crossing over each day for the past month.

- © AFP, 2015

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