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Australian senator Fraser Anning slapped a teenager after being egged while speaking to media at a political meeting at Moorabbin in Melbourne’s south-east.
The footage of the incident shows a teenager appearing from the back and started filming before smashing the egg on the back of his head.
— Henry Belot (@Henry_Belot) March 16, 2019
Senator Anning turned back in retaliation and slapped twice the teenage one of which connected with the young’s man head. The two ended up in hand scuffle but was later separated by a staffer of Senator Fraser Anning.
The video further shows the 17-year old teenager was tackled by the supporters gathered at the meeting and. The teenager was grabbed and grounded on the floor. He was then arrested and was later released by the police after pending further queries.
— 9News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) March 16, 2019
Yesterday, Australian Fraser Anning garnered displeasure of people from around the world after his statement appeared defending the deadly terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacked claimed 49 lives and left at least 20 people injured.
Where the attack has sent the shockwaves in the Western world, the white supremacists have been taking the line to defend the attack by blaming the mass settlements of the Muslim population in western countries; Senator Anning is one of them. He believes the huge influx has undermined the ‘white culture’
His statement after the New Zealand terror attack attracted severe backlash as he attempted to justify the terror attack.
This is an official press release from Fraser Anning, an Australian Senator about the #NZMosqueShooting.
It is absolutely one of the most anti-Muslim and bigoted things I’ve read from a politician, and to come after a terrorist attack — unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/H1xgV22A4m
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) March 15, 2019
His comments were widely denounced in Australia’s political fraternity and worldwide.
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, “I would normally not want to give this any oxygen, but I want to absolutely and completely denounce the statements made by Senator Anning … on this horrendous terrorist attack, with issues of immigration, in his attack on Islamic faith specifically,” Mr. Morrison said.
“These comments are appalling and they’re ugly and they have no place in Australia. He should be, frankly, ashamed of himself.”
The counter-protests were also reportedly held in Australia after Senator Fraser Anning released his bigoted statement on the incident.
A day before the incident Senator asserted a correlation between the rising violence and Muslim immigration.