- Will Connolly, 17, was dubbed “Egg boy” after he cracked an egg on Queensland Sen. Fraser Anning’s head.
- Anning had previously blamed the New Zealand mosque attacks on Muslim immigration.
- After video of the incident went viral, people made a GoFundMe account to pay for Connolly’s legal fees and “more eggs.”
- Connolly said through the GoFundMe organisers that he “plans to send a majority of the money to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack.”
The teen who smashed an egg on the head of a far-right Australian senator who made anti-Muslim comments following the New Zealand mosques shootings is planning on donating thousands of dollars raised in a GoFundMe made in his honour to victims of the attack.
Will Connolly, 17, was dubbed “Egg boy” after video emerged of him cracking an egg on Queensland Sen. Fraser Anning’s head during news conference after the politician blamed the mosque attacks on Muslim immigration.
A video clip of the incident shows Anning responding by punching Connolly before both were restrained. Several news organisations reported that Connolly was arrested and released without charge.
— Henry Belot (@Henry_Belot) March 16, 2019
As of Tuesday morning more than 3,000 people had donated, raising more than $US62,000.
Organisers on the page said Connolly “plans to send a majority of the money to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack.”
Fifty people were killed in the New Zealand mosques shooting on Friday, and dozens of others were injured.
Seven people were killed in the Linwood Islamic Centre, and 42 were killed at central Christchurch’s Al Noor Mosque. An additional victim died at the hospital.
Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder in connection to the attack.
In addition to the GoFundMe, there is a Change.org petition with more than 1.3 million signatures demanding Anning be removed from office.
“Senator Fraser Anning’s views have no place in the government of our democratic and multicultural country. Within the bounds of Australian law, we request that he be pushed to resign from his position as Senator, and if appropriate, be investigated by law enforcement agencies for supporting right wing terrorism,” the petition says.
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