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A right-wing politician, who blamed the New Zealand mosque attacks on Muslim immigration, was egged by a teen during a press conference in Melbourne on Saturday.

"Mr Yiannopoulos' comments on social media regarding the Christchurch terror attack are appalling and foment hatred and division", immigration minister David Coleman said in a statement.

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning was filmed striking the 17-year-old after being egged during a meeting at Moorabbin, Melbourne.

Footage from the event shows the teen approaching Fraser Anning with his phone held aloft, before cracking the egg, a moment that will live on forever in the annals of wild Aussie political shit.

Fraser then turns to the teenager, hitting him in the face before two men, identified by the Herald as Anning's supporters, step in and break up the altercation. According to the New York Times, police arrested the 17-year-old but later released him from custody.

"The teen was removed from the premises and his details were taken before he was released", said the statement. He tweeted Friday asking if anyone "still" disputed the link between Muslim immigration and violence.

His remarks were widely condemned, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a motion censuring Anning will be tabled when Parliament resumes its session.

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"Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament", Morrison said.

'We call on the Australian government to expel this man who blames victims for their own violent deaths, and uses references to genocide to further his hateful agenda, ' the petition says.

On Saturday, a GoFundMe page dedicated to "Our Hero EggBoi" was created to buy the teen "more eggs" and pay for his "legal fees". Speaking to BuzzFeed reporter Lane Sainty, Christchurch local and attendee of Al Noor Mosque Ali Ahmadi said the video of Anning's egging "made [his] day".

Anning was strongly criticised by Australian politicians on Friday after making controversial comments about the New Zealand attacks on Twitter.

Australian politics and society has been polarised over the issue of immigration and race with far-right politicians making headway in elections.

Labor frontbencher Tony Burke described Senator Anning's comments as "hate speech", and told the ABC "the normalisation of bigotry is something that is not only confined to him".

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