Australian Senator Fraser Anning has been egged at an organised event in Melbourne which saw protestors and supporters of the controversial identity clash in wild scenes.
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) March 16, 2019
Senator Anning had earlier been widely condemned for his “disgusting” comments after he released a media statement Friday afternoon, in which he claimed that the attacks highlighted the “growing fear over an increasing Muslim presence” in Australian and New Zealand communities.
Anning said Muslims had been the victims in the Christchurch attack but “usually they are the perpetrators”. His letter quickly went viral and drew flak online, slamming him for his Islamophobic and racist letter.
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.
At the event in Moorabbin, on Saturday, a man can be seen smashing an egg over the senator’s head as he was speaking at a press conference. The man was filming on his phone as he smashed the egg on top of Mr Anning’s head.
A shocked Anning slapped the man’s face in response before a fight broke out.
The man was held down and questioned by officials before being led away by police.
The boy was later released by the police without any charge.
— Kristy Mayr (@KristyMayr7) March 16, 2019