Australian Senator Fraser Anning punches teen after being egged

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One of Anning's staffers eventually broke up the fight between Anning and the 17-year-old, prompting Anning's supporters to place the teen in a choke hold until authorities arrived, according to a video of the incident.

Anning immediately turns and hits the teen in the face, and then hits him again before the two were separated. "Police at the front of the venue were notified, attended and arrested the 17-year-old shortly thereafter". He was later released pending further inquiries.

"I hope your fellow Australians respond to this disgusting statement with the same blind fury I am feeling".

"Don't egg politicians", the teenager says in the video. "If you don't like, get out", he said.

"I learnt the hard way", he added.

The senator, Fraser Anning of Queensland, had been speaking to reporters Saturday in Melbourne at a right-wing rally.


Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said Senator Anning was "chasing a headline" and questioned whether he'd made "Australians less safe overseas".

"You don't want to give this foolish politician, this hurtful politician, any sense of the moral high ground, because he has none". The senator then replied in kind, punching and kicking the boy.

"It is in everyone's best interest for Senator Anning to make no further statements on this matter".

Sen. Fraser Anning came under blistering criticism over tweets on Friday including one that said, "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?"

However, when Mr Morrison was asked if a parliamentary motion was enough, he replied: 'I think the full force of the law should be applied to Senator Anning'.

Mr Bidiri said he wasn't planning on approaching him, but after feeling the same frustration as Mr Connolly, he said he just "felt the need to talk to him".


His comments earned swift and blistering condemnation.

A fundraising page has already been set up to collect donations to cover the teenager's legal fees and to buy "more eggs".

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

Sally Rugg, the executive director of Change.org Australia, said the petition could easily reach the million vote mark on Sunday.

Others suggested that Anning is no different than the terrorist who killed 49 people who were calmly attending to their religious duty.


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