Teen smashes egg on Australian senator's head for blaming New Zealand terror attack on Muslim immigration
A video of the incident shows the 17-year-old smashing the egg on the Queensland senator's head while recording the whole thing on his camera
Australian senator Fraser Anning, who blamed Friday's terror attack in Christchurch on "increasing Muslim presence" literally got egg on his face while attending a conservative event in Melbourne.
While Anning was speaking to reporters at the Conservative National Party Meeting on Saturday, a youth smashed an egg on the Queensland senator's head, while recording the incident himself the whole time on his smartphone.
The incident which was captured by many cameras, then saw the independent senator letting go a punch at the youth. The teenager was tackled by Anning’s supporters, and handed to the police. Though he was released without charge, Victoria police are investigating.
to the teenager who just egged the racist aussie senator fraser anning, ur a goddamn hero and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise— mel ♡ (@mel_218) March 16, 2019
The video shows the young man recording from behind as Anning is seen talking to a crowd. Before anyone could react, the teen smashes the egg on the senator's head.
A shocked Anning turns around and smacks the 17-year-old teen, who maintains his balance and keeps on recording. This further infuriates Anning, who lashes out again. The teen, who is yet to be identified, defends himself and stops recording. Anning's supporters stop the fight and tackle the boy to the ground, where they held him in a chokehold before handing to the cops.
The confrontation comes in the wake of a Change.org petition that demands the removal of Anning from the government after his Friday statement about the terror attack.
The petition, addressed to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, reads, "Senator Fraser Anning has no place in the government of our democratic and multicultural country. We request that he be expelled from his position as Senator, and investigated by law enforcement agencies for supporting right-wing terrorism."
Anning in his response to the attacks on the two mosques that killed 49 people and seriously injured 20, released a statement on Twitter that highlighted the "growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence."
The senator, known for his anti-immigration views and inflammatory remarks, continued: "As always, left-wing politicians and the media will rush to claim that the causes of today’s shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views but this is all clichéd nonsense. The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place."
He added that while Muslims "may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators".
“It is the religious equivalent of fascism," he said. He ended with a passage from the Bible and said those who followed a violent religion that called on them to murder “cannot be too surprised when someone takes them at their word and responds in kind”.
While evidence of him sharing that statement have reportedly been removed from his social media counts, Australian PM Morrison criticized the statement yesterday calling it "disgusting".
Morrison tweeted, "The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting. Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament."
The egg smasher, meanwhile, is being hailed as a "hero" on Twitter.
One user, sharing a photo of the teen being taken away by the police, wrote, "This young man just egged Senator Fraser Anning. Someone please find his name, he deserves an award," while another said, "Kid who egged Fraser Anning is Australian of the Year".
A third user said, "The person who egged Fraser Anning is an absolute hero don’t even f***ing try to argue."