Australian Senator Attacks Teen After Being Egged for Racist Comments

Clay Curtis
March 16, 2019

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning drew worldwide condemnation for his efforts to blame the attack that killed 49 Muslim worshippers on immigration.

In this image made from video, Senator Fraser Anning swipes at a teenager who broke an egg on his head while he was holding a press conference, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Melbourne, New Zealand.

WATCH: This is the moment Senator Fraser Anning was egged by a teenage boy during a press conference in Melbourne.

A brief scuffle ensued and the boy was arrested before being released without charge pending investigation.

It is not known if Mr Anning will be charged.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison slammed the Queensland senator in the wake of the fatal Christchurch mosque massacre which left at least 49 people dead.

Earlier, shadow foreign affairs minister Penny Wong condemned Mr Anning's comments as "shameful and pathetic" and said she was " anxious by the rise in extremist views".

Days before the Christchurch terror attack took place, the senator had said he totally stood against Muslims in "our" parliament.

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"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".

Calling the religion as a violent ideology, Senator Anning said that Islam is a violent ideology of a "despot" acting as a religious leader. Australians will be utterly ashamed of this racist man. "Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament".

The prime minister announced the government would censure him.

"Parliament, I'm sure, will express a very clear view about what he's had to say", Mr Morrison said.

Australian politicians have also denounced his remarks.

The Queensland senator has previously faced criticism for proposing legislation that would have restricted non-European immigration and banned Muslim migrants and for referencing Nazi policy by touting a "final solution to the immigration problem".

"It is in everyone's best interest for Senator Anning to make no further statements on this matter".

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