Canberra to Censure Racist Senator for ‘Appalling’ Christchurch Remarks

Canberra to Censure Racist Senator for ‘Appalling’ Christchurch Remarks

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday announced the Coalition and Labor would pass a motion when Parliament returns next month, censuring Senator Anning for the statement he issued on Friday that linked the Christchurch mosque attacks to immigration.

The statement received condemnation from Egyptian parliamentarians, including Member of Parliament Dr. Mohamed Fouad who released a statement in English condemning Senator Anning's "hateful remarks" and "despicable words".

Musicians from all over the world have shown their support of Will Connolly, the 17-year-old Victorian teenager known as Egg Boy.

Anning took two swings at the protester that were caught on camera, before the young man was physically man-handled off the stage.

On Saturday, a GoFundMe page dedicated to "Our Hero EggBoi" was created to buy the teen "more eggs" and pay for his "legal fees".

Connolly, a Melbourne-based teenager, humiliated Queensland Senator Anning when he smashed an egg on his head as he spoke to Australian media at a right-wing, neo-Nazi meeting in the suburb of Moorabin in Melbourne, Australia.

In this image made from video a teenager breaks an egg on the head of Senator Fraser Anning while he holds a press conference Saturday

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. He was later released from police custody pending further inquiries, Mirror reported.

The same day, the lawmaker said, "This kind of violent vigilantism. highlights the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence". (AP Photo/Mark Baker) Police escort witnesses away from a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019.

Anning, in footage that went viral, was seen punching the boy in the face and then taking another swing before the two were separated.

And New Zealand's high commissioner to Australia, Dame Annette King, has condemned Anning's words and says she is "absolutely delighted" he has been condemned by Australia's government and people too.

"Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian parliament", Prime Minister Scott Morrison wrote on Twitter. He can be seen holding up his phone, seemingly to record the incident, before breaking a raw egg on the back of Anning's head.

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