Australian Senator egged after his comments on New Zealand shooting

Lester Mason
March 17, 2019

In the viral video, a teenage boy can be seen smashing an egg on the head of Anning as he was speaking at a press conference in Melbourne. However, several news organisations reported that the teen was arrested and released without charge.

Anning came under scrutiny on Friday for making a comment on Twitter in response to the attacks in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, where at least 49 people were shot and killed.

Five fully grown men held the boy down on the floor until police arrived.

But Anning reportedly doubled down on his statements on Saturday.

On Twitter, Anning asked whether anyone "still disputes the link between Muslim immigration and violence".

"Today's shootings in Christchurch highlight the growing fears within our community both in Australia and New Zealand over the increasing Muslim presence". Aiming to raise $2,000 for him to pay any potential legal fees and "buy more eggs", it had eclipsed $5,000 by 11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Saturday morning.

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning was filmed striking the 17-year-old after being egged during a meeting at Moorabbin, Melbourne.

"The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting", Morrison tweeted. "Let us be clear, while Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators", he continued.

Scott Morrison, the Australian prime minister, said he expects Parliament to pass a resulting censuring Mr. Anning for the statement once the next legislative session convenes.

In Australia, ministers and MPs have been quick to slam Anning, discrediting his platform and saying he is not representative of the country's stance on Islam and migration and "should be ashamed of himself".

The alleged murderer, Australian Brenton Tarrant, is said to have committed the crimes because he saw Muslim immigrants as 'invaders'.

Another posted: "I want to marry egg boy".

The Australian Labor party leader, Bill Shorten, said Anning was "chasing a headline".

Far-right activist Neil Erikson was involved in tackling the teen to the ground, according to The Age.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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