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A teenager threw an egg at Senator Fraser Anning. He was then tackled to the ground.

On Saturday afternoon, as Senator Fraser Anning addressed the media in Moorabbin, Victoria, a 17-year-old boy smashed an egg over his head.

The 69-year-old Queensland senator responded by turning around and punching the boy not once, but twice. The teenager was then tackled to the ground by other men.

Watch the footage below: 

The teenager’s act was in response to a viral statement released by the Senator following the Christchurch terrorist attack on Friday, which insinuated that Muslim immigration was responsible for the death of 50 innocent people.

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“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,” Anning wrote. “Let us be clear, while Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators.”

It was a statement that stirred outrage from other politicians, being called “contemptible” by Malcolm Turnbull and “disgusting” by PM Scott Morrison, as well as being condemned by journalists such as Waleed Aly.

But while some respond with words, sometimes it takes actions to capture the hearts of the nation.

Dubbed “Egg Boy” by the internet, Will Connolly has done exactly that.

Following his viral egging, Connolly has accrued 223k followers on Instagram, and is being labelled a national hero.

Responding to the tackling, the 17-year-old has released a statement on Snapchat, warning others to avoid egging politicians.

“Don’t egg politicians you get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time I learnt the hard way, f*ck” he said in the video.

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Twitter has celebrated the young man in the only way they know how: MEMES.

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In addition to the memes, there is a GoFundMe to support the young man’s legal fees and to help him buy more eggs, which has raised over $20,000.

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