The same day at least 49 people were killed in two separate terror attacks at mosques in New Zealand, a sitting senator in Australia said immigration policies that allowed Muslim people to immigrate to New Zealand were to blame.
Anning then immediately turns and slaps the teenager, before attempting to attack him again.
The young man was later led away by officers and a Victoria Police spokesman later said they had arrested a 17-year-old boy from Hampton.More news: World shocked amid right-wing terror attacks on mosques
The footage showed Anning being watched eagerly by the young man, before he gets his phone out, starts filming, and smashes the egg. Noting that the Christchurch shooter was 28, one Anning supporter called out that "it's the younger generation taking up the fight". Stating that he was opposed to "any form of violence", Anning claimed that the atrocity highlighted the "growing fear over an increasing Muslim presence", in both New Zealand and Australia. "Let us be clear, while Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators", he continued.
The prime minister announced the government would censure the Queensland independent, after he and Foreign Minister Marise Payne joined the congregation at Lakemba Mosque for prayers on Saturday.
A fundraising page has already been set up to raise cash to cover the teen's legal bills, should he accrue any, as well as cover the cost of "more eggs".More news: Nigel Farage to lead 400km Brexit protest march
The ugly scenes unfolded at a public event in Moorabbin on Saturday afternoon and comes after the Senator released a statement blaming the Christchurch massacre on immigration.
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Mr Shorten said Senator Anning was "chasing a headline" and wondered whether his comments had made Australians less safe overseas.