‘Egg boy’ becomes a viral hit after egging controversial Australian politician

Christchurch shooting: Sajid Javid slams Australian Senator Fraser Anning over comments

Christchurch shooting: Sajid Javid slams Australian Senator Fraser Anning over comments

Australian Senator Fraser Anning who was strongly criticiced for blaming the New Zealand mosque shootings on Muslim immigration was egged on Saturday at an event in Melbourne, news.com.au reported.

In the viral video, a teenage boy can be seen smashing an egg on the head of Anning as he was speaking at a press conference in Melbourne.

Anning took two swings at the protester that were caught on camera, before the young man was physically man-handled off the stage. The senator then replied in kind, punching and kicking the boy.

Victoria police arrested the teen, who was not named by local media.

Anning, who has a history of extremist Islamophobic politics, made sure to note in his initial statement that he is "utterly opposed to any form of violence within our community, and I totally condemn the actions of the gunman".

Just incredible: As 49 Muslim worshippers lay dead in New Zealand, a sitting Australian senator blames "the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand".

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison condemned Anning's comments, tweeting that they "have no place in Australia".

"At a time for grieving and reflection, this Australian senator... fans the flames of violence and extremism", he tweeted.

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

The alleged murderer, Australian Brenton Tarrant, is said to have committed the crimes because he saw Muslim immigrants as 'invaders'.

'There's a difference between hate speech and freedom of speech, what we say should never have a negative impact on another person or group of people, ' he added.

Although Senator Fraser Anning called the New Zealand mosque shootings an "unfortunate tragedy", he appeared to double down on his earlier statements.

Without dissent, Canberra's opposition Labor party unilaterally stood with Morrison's conservative coalition government in speedily passing a motion of censure against Anning.

Taking to social media last night, Will Connolly addressed the issue for the first time, warning like-minded activists against taking part in such an activity.

But Anning reportedly doubled down on his statements on Saturday.

It comes as a change.org petition gains more than 700,000 signatures to have the controversial politician removed from parliament while the teenager involved has been hailed a "hero" online.

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