An Australian senator who sparked outrage for blaming the New Zealand mosque shootings on Muslim immigration was egged by a brave 17-year-old boy. (Video below)
Footage caught by TV cameras showed a 17-year-old boy cracking an egg on Fraser Anning’s head before the independent senator appeared to punch the teenager in the face.
A brief scuffle ensued and the boy was arrested before being released without charge pending investigation.
He has since gone on to become hailed as a ‘hero’ by social media, gaining more than 270,000 followers on Instagram.
In the wake of the outrage, which left 49 people dead at two mosques in Christchurch, Mr Anning tweeted: “Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?”
In a statement shared by an Australian journalist on Twitter, the Queensland senator also wrote: “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 cliched 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.”
The Australian prime minister has suggested the “full force of the law” should apply to Fraser Anning after he punched a 17-year-old boy who egged him at an event in Melbourne.
New Zealand has welcomed condemnation of the independent Queensland senator, as the Australian government and opposition prepare to censure him over comments blaming the Christchurch terror attack on Muslim immigration.
The Australian senator who blamed the mosque attacks on Muslim immigration got egged by a teenager. The boy was arrested but later released without charges. Legend.RIP egg. You served your country well. 🥚
Posted by Jeremy McLellan Comedy on Saturday, 16 March 2019