PC “JUSTCE” AND TOLERANCE: Refugee-tripping Hungarian Camerawoman Sues Facebook for Ruining her life, by RT. Hungarian camerawoman Petra Laszlo fired for kicking refugees is going to sue Facebook for bias and helping to fuel hatred against her, a Moscow-based daily reported. She is also considering moving to Russia.
In September, reporters covering the EU refugee and migrant crisis on the Hungarian-Serbian border caught Petra Laszlo tripping a refugee with a child in his hands on camera. The incident blew up into a major international scandal in the days following.
The accused camerawoman, Petra Laszlo, who worked for Hungary’s N1TV at the time, has apologized, saying it was a mistake. She explained in earlier statements that she had panicked and wanted to protect herself when hundreds of asylum seekers broke through a police cordon in a field and ran in her direction.
In an interview … on Tuesday, Laszlo clarified that she was only “trying to help police,” as the refugee had not obeyed orders. “I pushed him only because I was afraid. I did not see that there was a child. I’m sorry that it turned out this way,”.
Laszlo says her life has never been the same since the incident. She has been dubbed a “heartless, racist, children-kicking camerawoman,” fired from her job, and threatened by haters following the scandal.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) has claimed that Osama Abdul Mohsen, the man tripped by Laszlo, was a member of the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front and had committed crimes against civilians. The allegations did not change public opinion, however.
A journalist for Hungary’s N1TV channel associated with the far-right Jobbik party has been fired after her colleagues filmed her kicking and tripping up migrants fleeing from the police.
Where is the tolerance? “You would think she ran him over in a car. Facebook is destroying her.
If a frightened camerawoman working for the BBC had tripped a security officer moving to deal with protesters at a Greenpeace event, would she have been sacked and hounded by a mob?