Repentant Hungarian owns up to kicking refugee children



Repentant Hungarian owns up to kicking refugee children

A Hungarian camerawoman caught on video kicking and tripping migrants near the Serbian border has offered a qualified apology for her behavior. 

Petra László (Pictured) says in the letter published in the daily Magyar Nemzet newspaper that she was “sincerely sorry for what happened,'' but addedL “I was scared as they streamed toward me, and then something snapped inside me.'' 

The 40-year-old was fired by the right-wing N1TV online channel after footage of her kicking and tripping migrants Tuesday near the village of Roszke went viral on social media. 

In the she said she had been in a state of shock since the incident, but denied accusations of racism, the Guardian reported.

“The camera was shooting, 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.”

László added that she was willing to take responsibility for her actions, but went on: “I’m not a heartless, racist, children-kicking camerawoman. I do not deserve the political witch-hunts against me, nor the smears or the death threats.
“I’m just an unemployed mother of small children, who made a bad decision. I am truly sorry.”

Police questioned Laszlo on suspicion of disorderly conduct Thursday, released her without charge, and say the investigation is continuing.—AP

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