Christchurch attack: 'Islamophobic' Australian senator Fraser egged

Christchurch attack: 'Islamophobic' Australian senator Fraser egged

Videos of the altercation quickly spread on Twitter, where Anning's statement and the subsequent disavowals had introduced the fringe politician to a global audience just one day earlier.

While he was giving a press conference there, a 17-year-old boy who had sneaked into the event cracked an egg on Anning's head as a form of political protest.

A small scuffle breaks out and Anning began punching the young boy for protesting his offensive comments.


According to the ABC, the young boy later was taken away by the Victoria police which has released a statement that the boy was released pending further inquiries.

Lawmakers within Australia's conservative government had been quarreling in recent weeks over whether the firebrand commentator should be allowed to tour Australia this year.

The teenager was arrested by police but has since been released without charge.

Senator Anning sparked widespread outrage after blaming New Zealand's immigration policy for Christchurch mosque terror attack on Friday that killed 50 people.

He wrote: "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?"

A video of a teenager egging an Australian senator who sparked worldwide outrage with comments that he made about the New Zealand mosque shootings is going viral.

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Mr Morrison today announced the Coalition and Labor would pass a motion censuring Senator Anning for the statement when Parliament returns next month.

The grotesque response, as well as statements he made on Saturday about the killer, are so steeped in Islamophobia and racism that a single egg seems far too kind.

And New Zealand rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra simply posted: "Egg boy energy".

Anning has been a Senator for Queensland since the 10th of November 2017.

On Saturday, a GoFundMe page dedicated to "Our Hero EggBoi" was created to buy the teen "more eggs" and pay for his "legal fees".

Anning continued to say that Muslims are usually the perpetrators of violence and that Islam is "the religious equivalent of fascism".

Calling Friday one of the country's "darkest days", New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the shootings as a "well-planned terrorist attack".

Prime Minister Scott Morrison slammed the Queensland senator's comments, as did both sides of politics and the mainstream media.

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