Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Teen eggs Australian lawmaker over New Zealand massacre comments

Teen eggs Australian lawmaker over New Zealand massacre comments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison today announced the Coalition and Labor would pass a motion when Australian Parliament returns next month, censuring Mr Anning for the statement he issued yesterday that linked the Christchurch mosque attacks to immigration.

The senator has been heavily criticized for the inflammatory remarks he made after the attack in Christchurch. The young boy was slapped on his face by the shocked senator, in response before a fight breaks out.

The senator, Fraser Anning of Queensland, had been speaking to reporters Saturday in Melbourne at a right-wing rally.

The 17-year-old teenage boy at the centre of Senator Fraser Anning's egging has commented after he was set upon by members of Senator Anning's team.

"Police arrested a 17-year-old male from Hampton after he allegedly threw an egg at a 69-year-old Brisbane man at an address in Moorabbin this afternoon during a planned meeting", Victoria Police said.

The boy was later take away by police and released without charge.

"I am utterly opposed to any form of violence within our community, and I totally condemn the actions of the gunman", said Queensland Sen.

Anning was strongly criticised by Australian politicians on Friday after making controversial comments about the New Zealand attacks on Twitter.

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a media briefing
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a media briefing

He had said that the migrants should embrace Australian values and English language and that cultural diversity erodes social cohesion.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison condemned Anning's comments.

The KAP was initially punished for not denouncing Anning's "final solution" speech but eventually expelled him for the comments. "And he should be, frankly, ashamed of himself".

Footage of the encounter immediately went viral - a seven-second video had more than 2 million views just hours after it was posted. "What a difference an egg makes", one Twitter user wrote.

Anning is known as a far-right politician in Australia.

"We call on the Australian government to assist in demand a resignation from this man who blames victims for their own violent deaths, and uses references to genocide to further his hateful agenda", it reads.

Mr Shorten was also critical of the way Senator Anning's supporters had restrained the teenager following the egging.

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