Hungarian camerawoman apologises for tripping, kicking migrants

Footage, which spread rapidly this week, shows Petra Laszlo tripping a man with a child in his arms.

In the footage, which spread rapidly earlier this week, Petra Laszlo can be seen tripping a man with his child. Picture: Sad Day to be a Human via YouTube.

HUNGARY - A Hungarian camerawoman, who caused global outrage after being caught on film tripping and kicking refugees as they fled police, has broken her silence saying she had "panicked".

In the footage, which spread rapidly earlier this week, Petra Laszlo can be seen tripping a man sprinting with a child in his arms, and kicking another running child near the town of Roszke, close to the border with Serbia.

According to reports, Laszlo says she regrets her actions and takes responsibility for them.

In the interview she says, "I panicked. I'm not a heartless, child-kicking racist camera-person."

She was fired from her job at N1TV and also faces criminal charges.

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