Teen smashes egg on politician who blamed immigration for New Zealand killings

Sergio Conner
March 17, 2019

A journalist at the event, Paul Sakkal, said the teenager was tackled to the ground by 5 to 6 men, including far-right leader Neil Erikson.

Mr Anning had been heavily criticised after appearing to blame Muslim immigration for a terror attack on two New Zealand mosques which left 49 people dead.

Anning has received widespread condemnation following comments he made that saying cause of New Zealand's worst peace time shooting was letting "Muslim fanatics" migrate to the country.

The senator lashed out at the boy punching him in the face before attempting to hit him again as by-standers stepped in to restrain him.

The government and Labor are planning a bipartisan motion condemning Senator Anning when parliament returns in April.

In a video that has been making rounds on social media, a young boy can be seen smashing an egg over the senator's head as he speaks at a press conference.

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"These comments are appalling and they're ugly and they have no place in Australia", he told reporters in Sydney. Supporters have launched a GoFundMe "Money for EggBoi" page to raise funds for legal fees and "more eggs".

"The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting", Morrison wrote.

"When people are getting attacked in their own ...", he said as the youth cracked the raw egg on the senator's head.

"The senator in question, I do not think operates by the beat of the same drum as the rest of us", he said.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has condemned Fraser Anning's comments following the Christchurch massacre as a "disgrace".

On Twitter, Anning asked whether anyone "still disputes the link between Muslim immigration and violence".

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison later denounced Anning's statements and vowed to censure the Queensland senator once lawmakers were back in session.

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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