Australian Senator Fraser Anning responded to having an egg cracked against the back of his head by turning around and slapping the perpetrator during a live television interview.
The Queensland senator, who previously called for a ban on Muslim immigration and is currently under fire for blaming New Zealand’s lax immigration policies for recent mosque shootings, was in Melbourne giving an interview to reporters on Friday when a young man started recording, then smashed an egg into the back of his head.
Anning quickly turned around and slapped the individual, who reportedly turned out to be a 17-year-old. Then he did it again before being separated from the altercation by a staffer.
The unnamed teen was subsequently arrested by Victoria police, then reportedly released without charges.
— Henry Belot (@Henry_Belot) March 16, 2019
Other footage showed the aftermath, including the teenager being put in a headlock, then later led away by authorities.
The 17-year-old kid who egged the Australian Senator, Fraser Anning, has been released by the police without any charge. The Australian Prime Minister said that the comments blaming the Islamic community for the shooting were appalling & ugly & they have no place in Australia. pic.twitter.com/Rdiuu80GF4
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) March 16, 2019
“As always, left-wing politicians and the media will rush to claim that causes of today’s shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views but this is all cliched nonsense,” the Aussie senator wrote via statement after the shooting. “The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.” (RELATED: Christians In Western European Countries Attacked By Jihadis And Flooded With Migrants Are Reportedly Less Positive About Islam)