I sincerely regret what happened – it is in the letter sent by Petra László, the camerawoman who tripped and kicked the migrants, to mno.hu.
“I sincerely regret what happened. Just now I could pull myself together enough to write. In fact I am in shock from what I did and what they did to me.
“I filmed with camera, hundreds of migrants broke out, they broke through the police cordon, one of them rushed to me and I was scared. I was afraid as they were swarming me and then something burst me. With a camera in my hand, I did not see who are coming towards me, and I just thought I was attacked and I have to protect myself. It’s hard to make good decisions at a time when one is in a panic and hundreds of people rush in her face. I failed at that moment. I’m sorry about what happened, and as a mother, I specially regret that the fate rolled even a kid in my way and I did not notice. I panicked, and as I see myself in the recordings, as if it wouldn’t be me. I sincerely regretted what I did and I take responsibility for it.
I am not a heartless, child-kicking, racist camerawoman. I did neither deserve for the witch hunt against me nor the smearing, often death threats. I’m just a woman, a now unemployed mother of a small child, who made a bad decision in a panic situation. I am truly sorry.
The statement of N1TV’s ex-camerawoman was sent by her husband to mno.hu. Petra László tripped a migrant running with his child at Roszke on Tuesday, and she kicked two other people – including a young child. Szabolcs Kisberk, the editor in chief of the television said in a statement that Laszlo was dismissed with immediate effect because she behaved unacceptable. “The case is considered closed from our side” – Kisberk added.