Right after the Christchurch mosque massacre, Queensland Senator, Fraser Anning released a media statement blamed the attacks on Muslims themselves due to "growing fear over an increase Muslim presence" in Australia and New Zealand. Videos of the altercation quickly spread on Twitter, where Anning's statement and the subsequent disavowals had introduced the fringe politician to a global audience just one day earlier. In the wake of the shooting, she tweeted pictures of emails she received telling her - like Mr Anning's comments - that the killings were the fault of Muslims.
A visibly shocked and enraged Anning reacted to the incident by slapping the young boy's face instantaneously, after which a scuffle broke out and other people tried stopping the Senator as well as the boy.
Footage appears to show the Senator swinging his fist in retaliation at 17-year-old Will Connelly.
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Following the altercation the teen was questioned by officials before being led away by police.
"What I said was that a terribly unfortunate thing, a tragedy, but it's going to be eventually accepted or expected that these sort of things happen".
Independent Queensland senator William Fraser Anning has hit the headlines yet again after his controversial comments on the real reason behind the New Zealand shootings in two mosques. Supporters have launched a GoFundMe "Money for EggBoi" page to raise funds for legal fees and "more eggs".
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The Australian Labor party leader, Bill Shorten, said Anning was "chasing a headline".
Hours after 49 people were shot dead in two mosques in New Zealand a far-right Australian senator linked the murders to immigration.
"We call on the Australian government to assist in demand a resignation from this man who blames victims for their own violent deaths, and uses references to genocide to further his hateful agenda", it reads.
Calling Friday one of the country's "darkest days", New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the shootings as a "well-planned terrorist attack".More news: Anger as VW chief executive plays on Nazi slogan at company event