Far-right Australian senator egged, faces censure for anti-Muslim comments

Senator Fraser Anning was egged by a teenage boy during a press conference in Melbourne

In footage from the incident posted to news site News.com.au, the youth smashes the egg against the side of Mr Anning's head while filming the incident on his phone.

An Australian senator who blamed the tragic Christchurch massacre on Muslim immigration, inciting outrage worldwide, was caught on video punching a teenager on Saturday after being egged while talking to media.

Anning then immediately turns and slaps the teenager, before attempting to attack him again.

The Aussie politician had tried to claim the deadly attacks on two Christchurch mosques that left 49 people dead and about 50 injured on Friday were a result of New Zealand's immigration policies.

The senator was expelled from Katter's Australian Party, after people condemned him for his "white supremacy ideology".

Five fully grown men held the boy down on the floor until police arrived. Police are investigating the possibility that other suspects may have been involved.

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In a written statement issued by his office, Senator Anning said that [the terrorist attack] highlighted the growing fear of "Muslim presence" within Australia and New Zealand.

Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison said: 'The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting.

Australian Senator Fraser Anning responded to having an egg cracked against the back of his head by turning around and slapping the perpetrator during a live television interview.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a media briefing on February 8, 2019.

Speaking to a Muslim community group in Melbourne, opposition leader Bill Shorten said he would urge Australians to stop giving "oxygen" to the "evil at the margins" who perpetuate hate speech.

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