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Aussie senator punches teen in face after getting egged

17 March 2019

On Friday, at least 49 people were killed following a shooting spree at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Within hours of the massacres, Senator Anning issued a statement saying the "real cause" of the bloodshed was New Zealand's immigration program, implicitly blaming the victims for their own deaths.

Senator Fraser Anning responded by punching the 17-year-old teen.

Aussie senator punches teen in face after getting egged
Aussie senator punches teen in face after getting egged

The hero teen identified as Egg Boy, who won the nation's heart overnight by smashing an egg on the head of disgraced senator Fraser Anning, has taken to social media to speak out about the experience. Fraser Anning is shown immediately turning and striking the boy in the face before taking another swing. He then lunged for him again, throwing another punch before the two were separated and a group of adult men tackled the 17-year-old, pinned him to the floor and held him in a chokehold. Supporters were then filmed piling onto the boy pinning him to the ground before he was arrested by police.

A GoFundMe page set up on behalf of the teenager has raised more than $13,000, far exceeding the original $2,000 goal.

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning, an independent who has espoused far-right and anti-immigration views, was in Melbourne talking to television reporters about his widely-criticized statement when the teenager appeared behind him and cracked an egg on the back of his head. Authorities are investigating the incident and Anning's retaliation, the Age reported.

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"What I said was that a terribly unfortunate thing, a tragedy, but it's going to be eventually accepted or expected that these sort of things happen".

Media Watch's Paul Barry went on to say Senator Anning can "resign from parliament as soon as he cleans (the egg) off".

The Australian government announced that it will censure a right-wing Queensland senator whose "ugly" and "appalling" remarks drew widespread criticism around the country and the world.

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Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?

Among the criticism was a rebuke by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who described the statement as "disgusting".

News.com.au political reporter Sam Clench wrote: "The Australian senator now spewing racist garbage in response to the New Zealand mosque attack got 19 votes at the last election".

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Aussie senator punches teen in face after getting egged