A CAMERA woman identified as Petra Laszlo was filmed on Tuesday September 8 on two separate occasions assaulting refugees who had broken through a police blockade.
In the first clip, she is shown deliberately tripping a man who was carrying a young child, just after he appeared to have been released by a police officer.
Whilst it may be possible to defend her actions by saying that she was trying to assist the officer to stop the man, there is no excuse when one considers the age of the child being carried, who could have been badly injured in the fall.
It gets worse however as she is filmed later kicking a boy who looks as if he has not yet reached his teens and then kicking a little girl – who is fleeing in panic – in the stomach. Happily both children appeared to be unhurt by the unprovoked attacks.
Petra Laszlo worked for Nemzeti Televízió, (N1), a television station founded in 2012 and reportedly run by the far-right political party, Jobbik, and when her report was first aired, it appeared to have ignored her actions through careful editing.
As a storm of criticism was unleashed by viewers of the tweet released by journalist Stephan Richter, N1TV released a statement signed by its editor in chief saying that it had fired the woman for “unacceptable behaviour”.