Published: Sat, March 16, 2019

Controversial Australian senator egged after New Zealand shootings statement

Controversial Australian senator egged after New Zealand shootings statement

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 attempt to flip this situation as a way to stoke more fear prompted a young man attending his press conference to egg the racist senator.

The Senator later took to Twitter to further express his opinions.

A member of staff then gets in between the two, while others tackle the teen to the ground where he was held in a choke-hold, ABC reports.

Queensland A far-right Australian senator had drawn widespread condemnation for blaming "Muslim migration" for the New Zealand mosque massacres that left at least 49 people dead.

An Australian senator who blamed Muslim immigration for Friday's mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, was egged by a 17-year-old, who he then struck in the head.

Anning sparked outrage following the terror attack after blaming the event on both Muslims, who were the victims, and New Zealand immigrants.

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a media briefing
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a media briefing

A brief scuffle ensued and the boy was arrested before being released without charge pending investigation.

Shadow foreign affairs minister Penny Wong has condemned Mr Anning's comments as "shameful and pathetic" and said she was " anxious by the rise in extremist views".

Singapore's Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam said that the comments by senator Fraser Anning described Islam as a violent, fascist religion promoting savage beliefs.

Morrison said that the views expressed by Senator Anning had "no place in Australia, let alone the Australian parliament".

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison lost no time to condemn his "disgusting" remarks.

Anning, 69, has been criticized in the past for controversial statements, including when he made a speech in Australia's Parliament calling for a "final solution" to immigration.


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