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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has suggested levying charges against anti-Muslim senator, Fraser Anning. The tirade comes after Sen. Anning slapped a teen who cracked a raw egg over his head.
17-year-old Will Connolly had egged Anning during a press conference. The incident was captured on video. An enraged Anning retaliated and struck Connolly twice in the face. Connolly was then dragged and pinned to the ground by Anning supporters.
Connolly reportedly egged Anning for his Islamophobic comments. Sen. Anning has been widely condemned for blaming Muslim immigration for racist attacks on two New Zealand mosques that claimed at least 50 lives.
“The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place,” he had said.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday took Connolly’s side and said, “The full force of the law should be applied to Sen. Anning.”
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also condemned Anning, simply saying, “They’re a disgrace.”
Will Connolly becomes online hero
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Will Connolly, who calls himself “Egg Boy” online, has become an online hero after the incident.
A GoFundMe page set up to raise 2,000 Australia dollars ($1,400) to pay for Connolly’s “legal fees” and “more eggs” exceeded AU$25,000 on Sunday.
The site says most of the money will be dedicated to Christchurch victims.
“This kid is awesome. The senator will not get re-elected due to the publicity and those comments and his reaction,” donor Nikhil Reddy wrote.
Meanwhile, Connolly urged his online followers not to follow his example.
“Don’t egg politicians. You get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time,” he said in a video, using Australian slang for a poor, ignorant white person.
“I learnt the hard way,” said Connolly.