Australian Senator Fraser Anning punches teen after being egged

Evarado Alatorre
Marcha 17, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has also revealed she received a copy of the manifesto written by Friday's alleged mass murderer just minutes before the attacks in Christchurch began.

In a statement Anning blamed Muslims - who were the target of the attack - and immigration for the sickening attack. Stating that he was opposed to "any form of violence", Anning claimed that the atrocity highlighted the "growing fear over an increasing Muslim presence", in both New Zealand and Australia.

In a further statement, Mr Anning added: "The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration programme which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place".

A 17-year-old, who has not been identified by authorities, performed the egging during a Saturday event in Melbourne.

A visibly shocked Anning can next be seen slapping the young boy;s face in response before a fight breaks out. 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. Police are conducting an investigation into the scuffle.

'You are a hero, we are proud of you, greeting you from Libya respect, ' one user wrote. At the moment, there is also a fundraising page that has been set up to collect donations to help the boy with his legal fees and to acquire more eggs.

Anning was speaking Saturday with reporters as CNN Australian affiliate Seven Network captured the scene was the unidentified teenager.

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Senator Fraser Anning was called out for implying that Muslim immigration was to blame for the shootings.

The Morrison Government and Labor Opposition have agreed to move a joint-motion censuring Queensland Senator Fraser Anning when the Senate returns in April.

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

"I hope your fellow Australians respond to this disgusting statement with the same blind fury I am feeling".

Australian Minister Scott Morrison said that Anning's conflation of violence and terrorism with immigration and Islam is "appalling" and has no place in the country's political culture.

An anti-immigrant manifesto purportedly written by the man in police custody was posted on Twitter and the online forum 8chan shortly before the shootings.

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