Petra Laszlo: Camerawoman Who ‘Kicked Migrants’ Charged In Hungary

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Petra Laszlo: Camerawoman Who 'Kicked Migrants' Charged In Hungary
Petra Laszlo: Camerawoman Who 'Kicked Migrants' Charged In Hungary

Hungarian camerawoman Petra Laszlo has been charged with a “breach of peace” for kicking and attempting to trip migrants on the Serbian border last year.

Prosecutors said on September 7 that Petra Laszlo was charged with “breach of the peace,” adding that there was no evidence of a racially motivated hate crime.

The trial will be held in the southern city of Szeged.

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Laszlo was fired from her job at N1TV after video footage spread online in September 2015 appearing to show her kicking a young girl and a young man and later tried to trip a man carrying a boy.

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Laszlo said at the time that she panicked as migrants broke through police lines near her position and she felt under attack.

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The camerawoman later told Russian newspaper Izvestia that her life was “ruined” and she was considering moving to Russia.

Bertha R. Massie

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