Camerawoman fired after attacking Syrian refugees works for right-wing news network
The Hungarian camerawoman who attracted worldwide attention for attacking Syrian refugees during her reporting works for a network that promotes a right-wing political party, AJPlus reported.
Petra Laszlo was caught kicking and tripping refugees attempting to escape a “transition” camp on the Serbian border on Tuesday, which led to her being fired for “unacceptable behavior” by the N1TV network.
But as the Guardian reported, the network’s website contains stories with headlines including, “migrants have swarmed all over the shops,” and suggesting that Hungary was about to become Guantanamo Bay.
The site also reportedly contains speeches by Gábor Vona, leader of the Jobbik party, which gained power this past April, just six months after introducing a proposal to criminalize homosexuality and bisexuality for being “sexual deviancy,” comparing both to pedophilia. Jobbik candidates have also accused Jews of using Romas as a “biological weapon” against the country.
NBC News reported last week that members of the party demonstrated against refugees in Budapest, putting up a sign saying the city was “not a refugee camp.”
“They arrived without documents, they don’t want to be fingerprinted [or] registered,” one demonstrator said. “They only want to be here illegally.”
Watch AJPlus’ report, as aired on Tuesday, below.