‘Egg boy’ to give GoFundMe money to mosque shooting victims

Clay Curtis
March 21, 2019

Connolly, however, was arrested by the Victoria Police and later released without any charge.

Seventeen-year-old Will Connolly became an internet favourite after his little act of protest.

No doubt you will have seen the clip where Fraser Anning, an Australian senator, gets an egg planted on him by a 17-year-old, and he responds by decking the kid.

Connolly after cracking the egg into the skull of Fraser Anning is being hailed a hero by musicians worldwide.

A crowdfunding account set up for the teenager has since made over $50,000, which he says will be donated to the families of the victims of the Christchurch atrocity.

The funds were initially for Connolly's legal fees and for 'more eggs.' The fund has raised more than $ 71,000 as of writing, exceeding the $ 50,000 goal.

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Lawyer Peter Gordon, who is representing Will Connolly pro bono, spoke to media today confirming Will was not interested in pressing charges over the retaliation.

Not only that, but bands and artists like The Hilltop Hoods and Violent Soho have tweeted messages of support for the teen, and offered him tickets for life to their gigs.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for the first time on Sunday joined the public condemnation of Anning.

He said they were co-operating with police and there was nothing they could add right now. "I learned the hard way", he said, using a derogatory but sometimes affectionate term for uncouth Australians.

After the egging, Connolly took on Twitter to say he was "proud to exist as a human being". "All those who consider Muslims a terrorist community have empty heads like Anning".

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