Fraser Anning Egged At Meeting With Supporters
Senator Fraser Anning has been egged at a small Melbourne event, one day after a statement he made on the New Zealand terror attack was widely condemned.
Video from the press conference has gone viral and shows a young man appearing to walk up to the senator with his phone out, before cracking an egg on Anning's head.
The scene then quickly escalates with Anning appearing to push the protester before the man falls over and is restrained by others.
"Get the f*** out of here," someone can be heard saying in the video before the man is arrested by police and escorted out of the building.
Victoria Police have since confirmed the protester has been released without charge.
The incident comes one day after the Queensland senator was widely condemned for a statement he made on the New Zealand terror attack which saw 49 people killed when a gunman opened fire inside two Christchurch mosques.
In the statement, Anning claimed the attacks highlighted "growing fear within the community" of an increased Muslim presence.
He claimed the real cause of the bloodshed was the immigration program which allowed Muslim "fanatics" to migrate to New Zealand.
Within minutes Anning's statement garnered widespread condemnation, with both the Government and Opposition slamming his comments.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Anning’s views had “no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament”.
Labor Senator Penny Wong said Senator Anning did not speak for Australia.
“This is not who we are,” she said.
“We reject your attempt to use this tragedy to create hatred and division and add to the hurt and distress so many are feeling.”
At a community vigil at Lakemba mosque on Friday evening, Labor MP Tony Burke referenced the statement as having been a point of frustration for the Muslim community.
"I am not even going to give him the dignity of using his name," Burke said to applause from the crowd.
"But I will say this: the solidarity that we have here tonight is what represents modern Australia.
"Don't let anyone tell you that you are less than being important, essential members of Australians society."
10 daily has contacted Anning's office for comment, however, a spokesperson said the Senator would not yet be making a public comment about Saturday's incident.
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