Migrant crisis: Hungarian camerawoman extends apology for kicking migrants

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Budapest, Sept 11: A Hungarian camerawoman who gained notoriety by kicking and tripping migrants near the Serbian border extended her apology for the action, media reported.

Camerawoman Petra Laszlo said in a letter to the Magyar Nemzet newspaper (in Hungarian) that "something snapped" in her as migrants broke through a police cordon, reported BBC.

Hungarian camerawoman extends apologises

She said that she reacted out of panic and felt she had to "defend herself".

A criminal investigation have been opened into the incident.

Ms Laszlo said: "I do not deserve the political witch-hunts against me, nor the smears or the death threats.

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"I'm just a woman, and now an unemployed mother of small children, who made a bad decision in a situation of panic. I am truly sorry," she said.

A global outrage sparked after a footage of Laszlo kicking people and tripping them up, including a man carrying a small child emerged last week.

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