Aussie teen gets worldwide praise for breaking an egg on senator's head
Dubbed "Egg Boy" on social media, a 17-year-old Australian who smashed an egg on the back of a senator's head has gone viral.
Identified by Daily Mail as Will Connolly, the teen broke an egg on controversial Australian senator Fraser Anning's head at a meeting of his Conservative National Party in Melbourne.
The senator retaliated by punching the teen.
Controversial Independent Senator Fraser Anning has been caught on camera punching a young protester after the boy cracked an egg on the back of his head at an event in Moorabbin. A 17-year-old boy was arrested and released without charge pending investigation. #auspol #7News pic.twitter.com/lbXLDwfS96— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) March 16, 2019
The egging was in response to Anning saying that Muslims were not "blameless" in the recent Christchurch mosque attacks, which left 50 people dead and at least 70 others wounded.
After the egging, Connolly was arrested and later released without charge.
"Egg Boy" has received much praise from the public. A fund was set up to help him pay his legal costs, although he said he would donate this money to the victims of the attack.
On the streets of Melbourne, a painting of the incident has been erected in his honour.
On social media Connolly has been called a hero, with many applauding his actions.