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.More news: New Zealand mosque shootings kill 49 in what PM calls 'terrorist attack'
"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.More news: Johnny Manziel signs with AAF, report says
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Among the criticism was a rebuke by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who described the statement as "disgusting".More news: China hits back at 'prejudiced' U.S. with own rights criticism
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