A TV camerawoman who was fired after being caught kicking and tripping migrants entering Hungary has apologized, saying that she was shocked by her own actions.
Petra Laszlo said she was "honestly really sorry" about the incident, she said in a letter written to a Hungarian newspaper.
Laszlo said she couldn’t see who was coming her way because she was holding the camera and believed she was “under attack”. Her only option was to save herself, she wrote in the letter.
Video of Laszlo went viral, showing her kicking at least one migrant in a group trying to break through police lines and tripping a man carrying a small child while also running from police captured the world's attention.
On Tuesday, Hungary's N1TV Internet channel announced Laszlo had been dismissed because she "behaved unacceptably."