Egg boy speaks after egging Senator Fraser Anning
WARNING: Graphic language
The 17-year-old teenage boy at the centre of Senator Fraser Anning's egging has commented after he was set upon by members of Senator Anning's team.
In a video tweeted by ABC News journalist Rashida Yosufzai, the teen offers advice to others: "Don't egg politicians, you get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time, I learnt the hard way. F**k."
In the video, the teen is pictured with black eyes and is seen cradling his face.
There are calls for Senator Fraser Anning to be charged with assault after lashing out at the teenager in an ugly altercation at a speaking event in Melbourne yesterday.
Australian PM Scott Morrison has called for Fraser Anning to face the "full force of the law".
According to The Australian, "New Zealand's High Commissioner to Australia, Annette King, also rejected Senator Anning's remarks and declared it was up to Australian voters as to whether he remained in federal parliament after the May election".
It is understood the government and Labor party are drafting a censure motion against Senator Anning that will be presented when parliament resumes on April 1.
Despite the motion, a censure does not include any practical consequences including a fine or suspension.
Chaos has broken out at a meeting where Senator Fraser Anning was speaking to a small group of supporters. I've now been booted out after telling 5 men to get off a young protestor @10NewsFirstMelb @10NewsFirst #Christchurch @JonathanLea10 pic.twitter.com/PWnkviLUyl— Katherine Firkin (@KatherineFirkin) March 16, 2019
It comes as a change.org petition gains more than 700,000 signatures to have the controversial politician removed from parliament while the teenager involved has been hailed a "hero" online.
Senator Anning, who was roundly criticised for his comments on the Christchurch massacre he made on Friday, was egged at a right-wing rally where protestors and supporters of the controversial identity clashed in wild scenes.
Senator Anning was being interviewed by a Melbourne newspaper reporter at Moorabin when the 17 year-old boy from Hampton, an affluent suburb in Melbourne, broke a raw egg over the back of his head.
A shocked Senator Anning turned towards the teenager and slapped him in the face. He lashed out at the teen a second time as the pair were separated.
The teenager was tackled to the ground and held in a headlock by four supporters of Senator Anning, including convicted criminal Neil Erickson.
"You're nothing but a weak, human f**king being," one of the men holding down the teen can be heard.
The horrific footage shows a man holding the teen's legs in the air dragging him across the floor while another bystander is seen kicking the boy in the back.
In the background someone can be heard pleading for the man to "get off his neck".
Following the altercation the teen was questioned by officials before being led away by police. He was later released without charge pending further investigations.
The senator has also escaped charges but questions are being asked into the conduct of the men who held the teen down, some describing it as "cruel" and saying he was "beaten up".
"Egg Boy takes a punch like a champ then gets choked in a headlock," said one commentator on Twitter.
In response to a Media Watch tweet, Senator Derryn Hinch said, "Anning was entitled to react, even instinctively, but the reaction of his goons was manifestly excessive".
Victoria Police said the incident is being investigated "in its entirety" including Senator Anning's actions.
A fundraising page has been created to collect donations to help cover the teenager's legal fees and to buy "more eggs".
A GoFundMe campaign has raised over $14,000 in 17 hours, smashing its original goal of $2,000.
Donors have billed the teenager as "hero EggBoi" praising him for his bravery and for standing up against the controversial QLD senator. According to the campaign all money raised will go to the teen for "legal fees" and "more eggs".
#eggboy stayed so calm in that headlock like he knew what was gonna happen and did it anyway- in spirit and courage we stand!— Alex is annoying (@elpomodoro) March 16, 2019
After the teen was hauled away, a supporter told the senator the "younger generation" was "taking up the fight".
Senator Anning responded: "Well he's obviously a little on the crazy side, but yeah."
Far-right activist Neil Erikson was involved in tackling the teen to the ground, according to The Age. He shouted at organisers to remove the protestor and to remove reporters.
"Get the journalist out of here ... If you don't like, get out," he said.
Media Watch's Paul Barry went on to say Senator Anning can "resign from parliament as soon as he cleans (the egg) off".
Hilltop Hoods have also shown their appreciation.
The clash followed a scathing response to Senator Anning's press release in which he appeared to deflect responsibility for Friday's attack from the gunmen to New Zealand's immigration program.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison slammed the Queensland senator's comments, as did both sides of politics and the mainstream media.
Piers Morgan wrote: "Are you f***ing kidding me? This guy is an Australian senator? SHAME on you @fraser_anning.
"I hope your fellow Australians respond to this disgusting statement with the same blind fury I am feeling."
News.com.au political reporter Sam Clench wrote: "The Australian senator currently spewing racist garbage in response to the New Zealand mosque attack got 19 votes at the last election. Nineteen. Maybe we need to rethink our electoral system."