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Hungarian camera operator apologizes for kicking refugees

  • A Hungarian camera operator who was filmed kicking two refugee children and tripping up a man at the border of Roszke has apologised, saying “something snapped in me” and she cannot believe her actions.

    In a letter to the Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet, Petra Laszlo said she had been in a state of shock since the incident on Tuesday near the Hungarian-Serbian border, but denied accusations of racism.

    “The camera was rolling, hundreds of migrants broke through the police cordon, one of them rushed to me and I was scared,” she wrote.

    “Then something snapped in me, I just thought that I was attacked and I have to protect myself. It’s hard to make good decisions at a time when people are in a panic.” (Source: IANS)