Australian Lawmaker Is Egged After Comments Blaming New Zealand Attack On Immigration

17 March, 2019, 13:11 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • The moment Fraser Anning was hit with the egg

It follows Friday's horrific massacres in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, allegedly perpetrated by a far-right extremist from Australia.

A teenager, who appears to be filming the event on his mobile phone, suddenly walks toward Fraser and cracks an egg on the back of his head while continuing to film. The senator then turns to the young man before swinging two punches at his face.

The Victoria Police did not identify the young man but said they released him after taking his details.

Senator Anning responded: "Well he's obviously a little on the insane side, but yeah". "Police at the front of the venue were notified, attended and arrested the 17-year-old shortly thereafter".

"Islamophobic" Australian Senator Fraser Anning who is being strongly castigated for holding Muslim immigration responsible for the New Zealand mosque shootings was egged by a teenager on Saturday, reported.

The incident comes as Australian pols plan to censure Anning for his Friday comments linking the New Zealand mosque attacks to Muslim immigration.

Morrison said there had been discussions between Senators Mathias Cormann and Penny Wong about a bipartisan motion when parliament returns in April.

He said while others are mourning and expressing sympathy for the families and loved ones of the victims of this heinous hate crime, Senator Anning's remarks were highly insensitive as well as totally unwarranted and racist.

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Morrison called his comments "disgusting" and that they have "no place in Australia". "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?" he wrote.

Anning has now been assigned a federal police security detail, a precaution usually reserved for the prime minister.

Anning only received 19 votes in the last election in 2016.

But Anning reportedly doubled down on his statements on Saturday.

'We just condemn what he said and I'm absolutely delighted that his comments were condemned from the very top of government here in Australia and by the people of Australia, ' she told reporters in Canberra.

Meanwhile, the largest petition in Australia's history is now underway, with over 797,500 people signing a petition to remove Senator Anning from parliament.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison slammed the Queensland senator's comments, as did both sides of politics and the mainstream media.



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