A Hungarian video journalist has been fired after footage of her tripping up fleeing migrants went viral.
The journalist, identified as Petra Laszlo of the N1TV station, was filming police attempting to control hundreds of migrants – among them Syrian refugees – at the Röszke collection point in southern Hungary, which was set up to deal with the thousands of migrants pouring into the country daily.
In the footage, Laszlo can be seen deliberately tripped up a father carrying his young son as he ran away from police. She also reportedly kicked a young girl during the incident.
Szabolcs Kisberk, N1TV chief editor, condemned the incident as "shocking and unacceptable."
The TV station, which is reportedly close to the far-right Jobbik party, said it had fired her as soon as her conduct came to light. The video went viral after German journalist Stephan Richter posted it on his Twitter account, and has received hundreds of angry responses.
"The N1TV colleagues today behaved unacceptably in Roszke collection point. Our working relationship with the camerawoman has ended," a statement by the station read. "The case was considered closed our part."
It comes as Hungary attempts to stem the massive wave of immigration through its borders into Europe, with hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees being joined by countless more migrants from elsewhere in the world.