Mean! Hungarian journalist fired after tripping up refugees

Published September 9th, 2015 - 09:00 GMT

A Hungarian journalist has been fired from her job after being caught on camera allegedly tripping over refugees fleeing from police.

The camerawoman was filming a chase between police and a large group of refugees after they tried to escape from a collection point in the village of Roszke near the Serbian border.

In a video posted on Twitter by journalist Stephan Richter, a man carrying a young boy could be seen tumbling over as the woman appeared to stick her leg out.

Images from the moments after showed the boy in tears as his father tried to comfort him.

The woman's employer, Hungary's N1TV, later issued a statement condemning the "unacceptable" behaviour and said she had been "released".

Hungary has struggled to cope with tens of thousands of refugees and migrants travelling through the country's borders in recent weeks.

Days ago, the country's government came in for intense media attention over its treatment of many who had been camped in squalid conditions outside the main international train station in the capital Budapest.

After thousands walked the main highway with the aim of reaching Austria, buses were eventually laid on to take them to the border.


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