Watch this upsetting video of a camerawoman tripping refugees in Hungary

Published September 8th, 2015 - 09:03 GMT
The asylum seekers were en route to Germany, which said it would accept at least 500,000 refugees a year. (Twitter)
The asylum seekers were en route to Germany, which said it would accept at least 500,000 refugees a year. (Twitter)

As the migrant crisis continues to escalate, there's been more coverage of asylum seekers' desperate attempts to flock to Europe. But it's unlikely there have been many cases of journalists being a part of the story quite like this.

Hungary is just one of several European countries feeling the effect of the crisis. Hundreds of migrants on Tuesday broke through police barriers in the southern village of Roszke, on the border of Serbia where they camped as they waited for authorities to allow them into the country.

The migrants — mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans, according to reports — continued to walk along railroad tracks with few belongings. Their final destination, they hoped, was Germany, a country that pledged to take at least 500,000 refugees a year.

Police chased after the hundreds who escaped when they broke through the lines. The forces caught about half of them, reports said, giving them food and water.

Here's a video of the moment the migrants broke through police. But the highlight is the Hungarian camerawoman, dressed in blue, who took the opportunity to trip a man holding a child. 

 

 

And if you thought that was the last time, think again. In this video she starts kicking people in the shins as they run by her. 

The woman was fired from N1TV when the video was released. "An N1TV colleague today behaved in an unacceptable way at the Roszke collection point," Editor-in-Chief Szabolcs Kisberk posted on the channel's Facebook page, according to AFP.

But maybe it wouldn't hurt to accompany her release with some sensitivity training. 

By Hayat Norimine 


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