Australian premier sides with egger against egged senator
Publish- March 17, 2019, 12:06 PM
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Update- March 17, 2019, 12:27 PM
In this image made from video, Senator Fraser Anning swipes at a teenager who broke an egg on his head while he was holding a press conference, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Melbourne, New Zealand. Photo: AP
Australia, Mar 17 (AP/UNB) — Australia's prime minister has suggested an anti-Muslim senator should be charged after he hit a teen who cracked a raw egg over the legislator's head.
Sen. Fraser Anning has been widely condemned for blaming Muslim immigration for racist attacks on two New Zealand mosque that claimed at least 50 lives.
The 17-year-old boy who egged Anning has become an online hero.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday took the side of the egger, telling reporters: "The full force of the law should be applied to Sen. Anning."
Police allege the boy assaulted the senator with the egg. The boy's name has not been made public.
Police also said Anning "retaliated and struck the teen twice."