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Controversial Australian lawmaker 'egged' after comments on New Zealand mass shooting

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Controversial Australian lawmaker 'egged' after comments on New Zealand mass shooting

By Will Ziebell

 

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Australian Senator Fraser Anning has an egg smashed on his head while talking to the media in Victoria, Australia March 16, 2019 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. THE UNSHACKLED/via REUTERS

 

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police said they were investigating after a teenager smashed an egg on a controversial right-wing lawmaker who had blamed New Zealand's mass mosque shootings on the country's immigration programme.

 

The footage, shared widely on social media, showed Senator Fraser Anning being approached from behind at a political event on Saturday, before having an egg cracked on the back of his head.

 

The footage showed Anning appearing to try to hit the person, before that person was dragged to the ground.

 

Victoria Police released a statement saying the incident was being investigated "in its entirety" and that it involved a 17-year-old boy.

 

Anning has received widespread condemnation following comments he made that saying cause of New Zealand's worst peace time shooting was letting "Muslim fanatics" migrate to the country.

 

"(Anning's) conflation of this horrendous terrorist attack with issues of immigration, in his attack on Islamic faith specifically, these comments are appalling and they're ugly and they have no place in Australia," Australia's Prime Minister Morrison told journalists on Saturday.

 

Calls to Anning's electoral and parliamentary offices went unanswered on Sunday.

 

A GoFundMe campaign had raised more than A$19,000 (£10,128.8) for the teenager to cover the cost of legal fees and so he could "buy more eggs" by Sunday and the hashtag #EggBoy was trending on Twitter.

 

Meanwhile, Australia's immigration minister announced on Saturday that controversial conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos would not be allowed to enter Australia following Yiannopoulos describing Islam as a “barbaric” and “alien” religion.

 

"Mr Yiannopoulos’ comments on social media regarding the Christchurch terror attack are appalling and foment hatred and division," immigration minister David Coleman said in a statement.

 

Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques.

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-03-17

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To bad mr Fraser dident get a proper beat down preferably with a baseball bat

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6 minutes ago, Tug said:

To bad mr Fraser dident get a proper beat down preferably with a baseball bat

Agreed-the sooner this right wing Christian religious looney is sent packing the better.

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1 minute ago, malagateddy said:

Is freedom of speech now on its way to becoming extinct?
Please remember the atrocities in various european cities the last couple of years..all in the name of islam!!


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This isn’t freedom of speech, this bloke is all about hate speech. 

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1 minute ago, malagateddy said:

What about the poor Christian people of Pakistan..Egypt etc etc???

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I’m sure you are raising awareness of this at every opportunity. 

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58 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

Australian police said they were investigating after a teenager smashed an egg on a controversial right-wing lawmaker who had blamed New Zealand's mass mosque shootings on the country's immigration programme.

I hope them eggs were well past the sell by date...

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4 minutes ago, samran said:

This isn’t freedom of speech, this bloke is all about hate speech. 

 

Yes he is indeed.Got into parliament by a fluke if they could send him to Deep Space 9 in a cryogenic container with the label "Do not open for a thousand years" believe me they would.

 

Makes Pauline Hanson look like an international chess champion.

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1 minute ago, malagateddy said:

What about the poor Christian people of Pakistan..Egypt etc etc???

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It isn't a race to the bottom. I wish all religos would start to think for themselves. I don't condone shooting defenceless people of any belief, anywhere.

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What a waste of an egg. 

 

This is a bloke who raised the term ‘final solution’ in parliament. 

 

Also worth noting that although he might have been justifiying in giving the kid he first smack after the egging, he then went for a second, and then two of his goons jumped the kid.

 

Shows you the type of bloke we are dealing with. 

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

A GoFundMe campaign had raised more than A$19,000 (£10,128.8) for the teenager to cover the cost of legal fees and so he could "buy more eggs" by Sunday and the hashtag #EggBoy was trending on Twitter.

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The crux of the issue here not the man's opinion which personally i don't care for, but an invasion of a personal space and physically attacking someone just because you don't approve of his opinions while filming your attack for credit of some sort,

so what now, should we all go to,, say, to parliament house and pelt the politician there with eggs sticks and stones just because we don't like what the say or what their stand is? what are we? animals now?

better yet, try to smash a thai politician and see what will happen to you...

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1 hour ago, Tug said:

To bad mr Fraser dident get a proper beat down preferably with a baseball bat

Isn't that way of thinking what caused the issues in NZ?

 

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