Senator Fraser Anning, an Australian senator from Queensland, was egged by a teenager while speaking at a press conference in Melbourne on Saturday.
He had published a statement yesterday blaming Muslim immigration for the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand which claimed 49 lives.
The young man was watching Senator Anning from a distance, when he started filming with his mobile phone and smashed the egg on the senator’s head.
In return, the senator punched the boy but people immediately intervened and prevented further violence. The boy was later removed from the scene by Victoria police, the Daily Mail reported.
“Let us be clear, while Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators. Worldwide, Muslims are killing people in the name of their faith on an industrial scale,” he said.
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The senator was expelled from Katter's Australian Party, after people condemned him for his “white supremacy ideology”. Many people passed negative comments on his statement on Twitter.
According to the general secretary of the Pakistan Association of New Zealand, Asim Mukhtar, seven to eight Pakistanis have been reported missing and it has been confirmed that two to three have died.
On Saturday, a New Zealand court charged the primary suspect in the shootings with murder. The 28-year-old Australian, identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, killed 49 people and injured 48 others after he opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday.
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