The Latest on the influx of asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe (all times local):
The camerawoman who was filmed last year kicking and trying to trip migrants near Hungary’s border with Serbia has accepted an award for a documentary.
According to Hungarian media, Petra Laszlo, credited as the editor of the 32-minute film “Nemzetidegen” (“Foreign To The Nation”), accepted the award last week at a film festival. The documentary, about a freedom fighter in Hungary’s 1956 revolution, was written and directed by her husband.
Laszlo, who has otherwise been out of the public eye for months, was indicted last month on charges of breaching the peace for her actions in Sept. 2015.
Opposition parties protested the award for the film, which received public funds.
Deputy parliamentary speaker Sandor Lezsak, a member of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, was shown congratulating Laszlo in photos and video in local reports.
Nearly 40 migrants have ended an overnight protest on the rooftop of a detention center in Spain’s capital.
The migrants, most reported to be from Algeria, shouted for “Freedom” and “Dignity” during the protest, which began late Tuesday.
Police cordoned off the area around the center on Madrid’s outskirts, but the protest finished peacefully early Wednesday following negotiations with officials.
Spain has nine detention centers that are used to hold migrants considered to be in the country illegally.
Rights groups have long criticized the centers, saying migrants live in prison-like conditions, and have called for their closure.
Source : ABC News: International