Petra Lazlo, a Hungarian camerawoman for N1TV and member of the anti-immigration group Jobbik, or Movement for a Better Hungary, was caught on camera tripping migrant Syrians.
Cameras show Lazlo at the Roszke immigrant camp on the Hungary-Serbia border during a police crackdown on immigrants. Frustrated immigrants, fleeing war torn Syria, are being detained at the border to prevent them from seeking asylum in richer European countries like Germany.
Hungary has made frantic and confused efforts to control the huge tide of migrants transiting the country as they try to reach Germany, leaving many trapped for days outside Roszke and furious at their treatment by Hungarian authorities. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced fresh efforts to complete a wall to keep the refugees out.
Lazlo was on scene during the break. She was also caught on camera tripping a young Syrian refugee.
The far-right TV network N1TV has responded to Lazlo’s actions and released a statement. Hungarian 444 news reports:
The N1TV colleague behaved unacceptably in Roszke today. Our working relationship with the camerawoman has ended. The case was considered closed on our part.