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  • Far-Right Australian senator slaps #Eggboy teenager for slamming an egg on the his head.

    Far-Right Australian senator slaps #Eggboy teenager for slamming an egg on the his head. | Photo: Reuters

Published 16 March 2019

A GoFundMe page is already raising money to pay for the teen's "legal fees and more eggs."

Australian far-right senator Fraser Anning, who gave a racist statement to the New Zealand mosque shootings, took an egg to the head from an Australian teenager Saturday,  sending a new video and the hashtag #Eggboy viral with the internet praising the teen  for his heroic deed.

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The egging incident became a worldwide "senation" almost instantly. On it, it can be seen an Australian teenager sliding behind Anning with his cell phone in one hand and the "redeeming" egg in the other hand. The teenager smashes the egg on the back of Anning's head while he was speaking with reporters.

The far-right senator responded, spinning around, and punching the young man in the face, while others rushed to restrain the teen. Police released the teenager with no charges and, all around the world, fans showed solidarity and appreciation for the hero and condemned the lawmaker.

A GoFundMe page is already raising money in the boy's honor to pay for "legal fees and more eggs." The page has superceded organizers'original goal of US$2,000, receiving a total of US $21,450 in donations.

In a generic statement, Anning blamed Muslims for the world's violence and, more specifically, Friday's deeply racist and xenophobic shootings in two New Zealand mosques in Christchurch, where 50 people were killed and another 50 were injured.

That same morning, while victims were being identified and people treated, the Queensland senator issued a statement saying "the real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslims fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place."

On Twitter, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Anning's declarations, "blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting. Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament."

Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old who carried out the attack, praised United States President Donald Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" while also complementing Anders Breivik, the Norwegian white supremacist who murdered 77 people in Norway in 2011.

The New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the nation’s regulations on gun ownership will change after the tragic Mosque massacre.

“There have been attempts to change our laws (on guns) in 2005, 2012 and after an inquiry in 2017. Now is the time for a change,” Arden said.

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