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Hungarian reporter fired after deliberately tripping Syrian refugee

The video of Lazlo was widely shared on social media after it was posted by German reporter Stephan Richter on Twitter

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A Hungarian camerawomen was fired Tuesday for deliberately tripping a Syrian refugee, the local news channel N1TV, where she worked, said in a statement.

Petra Lazlo, who is a member of the anti-immigration group and a worker for N1TV station, was caught on camera sticking her leg out as a father carrying his son runs past, causing them both to fall down on the ground at the Roszke immigrant camp on the Hungary-Serbia border during a police crackdown on immigrants.

She was also caught on camera kicking refugees fleeing the camp, including a young girl.

“The N1TV colleagues today behaved unacceptably in Roszke collection point. Our working relationship with the camerawoman has ended. The case was considered closed our part,” The Telegraph newspaper quoted the news station as saying in a statement.

Lazlo’s video was widely shared on social media after it was posted by German reporter Stephan Richter on Twitter.

The migrants were part of a group of 1,500 people who had been waiting for hours at a refugee collection point near the Roszke crossing.