Aussie Teenager Who Egged Senator Fraser Anning Has Been Released Without Charge

Will Connolly has become an overnight sensation after egging an Australian politician as he was doing a live press conference.

The 17-year-old stood behind Senator Fraser Anning and cracked an egg over his head, prompting the politician to turn around and assault him twice before people tackled the teen to the ground.

Will was arrested after the incident but, according to the Daily Mail, he's now been released without charge.

His lawyer, Peter Gordon, believes Victorian Police won't pursue the matter further, telling the Mail: "Obviously police have got a job to do. To use Will's own words, 'the police have been awesome'."

Mr Gordon added that they won't be seeking legal action against the people who tackled him to the ground and put him in a headlock.

It's reported that Will egged Senator Anning over his comments following the New Zealand terror attack that claimed the lives of 50 people and injured a further 50 others.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugging worshipper outside Kilbirnie Mosque. Credit: PA
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugging worshipper outside Kilbirnie Mosque. Credit: PA

Senator Anning released a statement after the attack saying: "The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration programme which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place."

In the days since the incident, several GoFundMe pages have sprung up, raising cash for Connolly.

The biggest has attracted more than $65,000 in donations. Will has instructed that the money should go to the victim's families of the Christchurch attack.

Not only that, but bands and artists like The Hilltop Hoods and Violent Soho have tweeted messages of support for the teen, and offered him tickets for life to their gigs.

Senator Anning hasn't backed down on his retaliation, saying Connolly deserved it. During a press conference, the politician said: "He got a slap across the face, which is what his mother should have given him long ago, because he's been misbehaving badly.

"When somebody cracks you in the back of your head, you react and defend yourself.

"That for years is what Australians have been doing, luckily they did that in the trenches otherwise we'd be all speaking German now."

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the Senator should face the full extent of the law and also criticised Senator Anning for the press release he sent out.

Mr Morrison said: "The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting. These views have no place in Australia, let alone in the Australian Parliament."

A Change.org petition has been started, calling for Senator Anning to be removed from parliament. While a petition like that won't actually work, more than 1.2 million people have signed it.

Featured Image Credit: ABC

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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