Australian senator egged after lashing out at Muslims

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At least 49 people dead and 48 more injured after a gunman - who called himself Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian - went on a shooting spree at two mosques in Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand's South Island, on Friday. Whilst addressing reporters, a young male snuck behind him and smashed an egg on the back of Anning's head.

A Victoria Police spokesman said officers arrested a 17-year-old boy from Hampton who was released pending further inquiries.

It is not known if Mr Anning will be charged.

Now, responses on Twitter seem to be split between calling for the kid's canonisation/immediate recognition by the Order of Australia, and wondering if Senator Anning is going to be prosecuted for assaulting a minor.

In a statement on Friday, Anning had said the attack which killed 49 Muslim worshippers in the southern New Zealand city was the result of Muslim immigration into the country.

"The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place", he said.

Days before the Christchurch terror attack took place, the senator had said he totally stood against Muslims in "our" parliament.

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Mr Morrison today announced the Coalition and Labor would pass a motion censuring Senator Anning for the statement when Parliament returns next month.

An Anning staffer separates the pair, while the Senator's supporters tackle the male to the ground.

He also posted a statement on Twitter in which he tried to draw a link between Muslim immigration and violence.

British journalist Piers Morgan also lashed Senator Anning, saying he felt "blind fury" at the remarks.

"It is disgusting and has no place in the Australian Parliament and hopefully the voters will deal with this fellow in the most effective way".

'He is a disgrace to the Senate and what is worse by spreading hatred and turning Australians against each other he is doing exactly what the terrorists want'.