The unsavoury public trajectory of Senator Fraser Anning took a turn for the farcical this afternoon.
After delivering an address to Victorian supporters of his Conservative National Party in Melbourne, and while speaking to reporters, the absolute dreck speck known to the public as Anning was ambushed by a teenager with an egg.
In a brief altercation caught on camera and livestreamed direct to Facebook, the young man is seen holding his phone up to film his actions, and open-palm smacking an egg directly onto Anning’s bald and stupid head. Anning, in exactly the show of restraint and thoughtfulness you’d expect from a man who spouts white supremacist rhetoric in parliament, turns around and slaps the boy.
Here's a video of Anning getting egged – the kid walked right up, got his phone out, started recording, and calmly cracked the egg on Fraser's head pic.twitter.com/KhC07yPhjy— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) March 16, 2019
UPDATE: A teenage boy has egged controversial Senator Fraser Anning, midway through a press conference at his Melbourne appearance… the Senator responded by hitting him in the head.. and the boy was then tackled to the ground and held before police arrived. @7NewsMelbourne— Kristy Mayr (@KristyMayr7) March 16, 2019
If you’re thinking that it sure sounds like an Australian senator assaulted a minor, then you wouldn’t be alone.
fraser anning slapping this kid could be considered by some a knee jerk reaction, but then he turns and looks at the kid and decides it’s a good idea to punch him in the head. an australian senator. jesus. https://t.co/7SsdEUBsmc— chloe sargeant (@chlosarge) March 16, 2019
Now I’ve seen the photos it appears to me (not a lawyer of course) that a Caucasian gang attending a racist rally to hear @fraser_anning perpetrated an assault on the same minor who might earlier have been assaulted by @fraser_anning. #anningresign— Jeremy Tustin (@JeremyTustin) March 16, 2019
A jeering shout-out as well to the gaggle of Anning’s yobbish supporters who piled on to the kid until the cops showed up. Wonderfully reasonable reaction there.
The unnamed egger has reportedly been taken into custody. The egging comes after many Australians called for Anning’s removal from Parliament for his truly hateful response to the Christchurch terror attack. A GoFundMe has already been set up for the heroic egg-wielder, and at least one lawyer has pledged to represent him pro bono if needed.
I don't know but @LawyerAdamHouda has already offered to represent him for free. Adam also said after reviewing the footage that they are obligated to charge Anning because his assault on the lad can in no way be construed as self-defense. So that's an awesome start.— Suzi.J???????? (@TankGirlTude) March 16, 2019