Who Should Be Punished?


Over the weekend, after Friday’s tragic terrorist attack in Christchurch, Senator Fraser Anning went on to release a statement that was deemed both racist and Islamophobic.  In retaliation to the hate speech a 17 year-old boy smashed an egg over Anning’s head during a press conference. The teen was then tackled, put in a headlock and held on the ground by a bunch of grown men. Over a million people have signed a petition to have Anning removed from Parliament and thousands of dollars have been donated to the egg-boy to cover his legal fees. LiveTribers, are both of these people in the wrong? Who should be punished? Is it ever okay to put a young man in a headlock?  

Posted by on 18 Mar 2019

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    Steven

    Let the egg boy do some time doing community services for six months to think about how to behave properly.

    Posted by Steven on 12 Apr 2019

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    Natalie

    What ever happened to having an opinion in this country without being harassed for having different views to someone else.

    Posted by Natalie on 11 Apr 2019

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    firebird

    the shooter got the wrong mosque

    Posted by firebird on 10 Apr 2019

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    Narelle

    No assault, in any regard is acceptable, we are all human beings.

    Posted by Narelle on 02 Apr 2019

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    BADWOLF

    Egging someone as a physical form of disagreement has been around for centuries. The Anning maggot was literally asking for it with the ridiculous and biased comments he made. He should've just accepted it for what it was. Arnold Schwarzenegger was egged many years back and did he try to punch someone out? No, he turned and yelled at the crowd with a grin "Now that guy owes me bacon!". Senator Anning was not voted in, he was a replacement. He's a dangerous little maggot spouting extremist rubbish and he's just no better than the Christchurch mass murderer - get rid of him!

    Posted by BADWOLF on 31 Mar 2019

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    Elissa

    no. its not ok the way this boy was treated. adults should remember that they were kids once.

    Posted by Elissa on 26 Mar 2019

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    Barbara

    the boy with the egg, should respect our elected members of parliament. His parents should be teaching him how to behave

    Posted by Barbara on 25 Mar 2019

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    anne

    I definitely agree with Barbara here. I mean, even if he does not agree with the senator's views, egging him- basically assaulting him with eggs is not right on so many levels.

    Posted by anne on 26 Mar 2019

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    codegeass

    Definitely the egg boy should be punished. He started it, he asked for it and he deserved it. Brainless action. Senator Fraser Anning is only telling the truth that a lot of TWO-FACE Australians are too scared to express. Do refugees bring problems? Does Islam bring extremist? YES OF COURSE

    Posted by codegeass on 25 Mar 2019

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    Annamaree

    The Boy was wrong for caring out the Egg attack. He is young and immature and should be punished by his parents for this act. Senator Anning was also wrong for the way he handled this. He should not have become physical at all. Behaviours from both were unacceptable.

    Posted by Annamaree on 25 Mar 2019

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    Robert

    Yes the young man (thug) attacked a member of the Australian Parliment wether you like his views or not he should not be subject to this. If someone attacks they have to expect to be restrained and who knows what weapons he might have had, look aaround the world when we have footage of attacks he got of lightly.

    Posted by Robert on 25 Mar 2019

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    GETATI

    HE SHOULD BE REMOVED THIS IS NO WAY FOR A PARLIAMENT MEMBER TO BEHAVE HE MUST GO

    Posted by GETATI on 25 Mar 2019

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    Craig

    no never ok to assault a youth. for any reason. but good on the youth for having the balls to do what he did

    Posted by Craig on 25 Mar 2019

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    ubetido

    Anning should be put on the terrorist watch list with his racial comments if he was Muslim you would all be calling for it

    Posted by ubetido on 24 Mar 2019

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    Margaret

    Anning ought to have had more control of his anger. Egg boy will have some time to learn other responses to his way of protest

    Posted by Margaret on 24 Mar 2019

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    Denis

    Each time this fellow uses tax payers money to leave his own state to come to Victoria he has stirred up unbelievable amount of trouble. It is a pity he doesn't need a visa to come to Victoria (Melbourne), because if I was manning immigration he would banned from getting on the plane. He should be made pay back the airfares - which he claims is legal. Stay out of our state !

    Posted by Denis on 24 Mar 2019

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    Maree

    Both should be punished.

    Posted by Maree on 24 Mar 2019

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    Pedro24

    It was a political rally and Senator Anning can thank his lucky stars that it wasn't more than an egg. Although the 17yo may be wrong in the eyes of the law, many an incident at political rallies have occurred without the retaliation metered out both by the so-called Senator, and his heavy handed "guards", should not go unpunished. To have bodyguards of the calibre that he had there, he obviously was expecting some sort of trouble

    Posted by Pedro24 on 24 Mar 2019

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    Deb

    The boy committed assault, and the whole thing was a setup to get a reaction. Unfortunately he got what he and his gutless family, using their kid wanted. Both should be charged with assault and affray, and given a meaningful penalty not a slap on the wrist, via community work. Fine them and penalise financially, so they both learn it is not the way civilised responsible people behave. The parents should be investigated by docs for using their child for their own agenda.

    Posted by Deb on 24 Mar 2019

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    David

    The boy should be punished there is no room in our society for behaviour like that. The legal system will sort out the other peen.

    Posted by David on 24 Mar 2019

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    trevor

    this occasion it was only an egg

    Posted by trevor on 24 Mar 2019

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    medusa 12

    Yes the boy isn't really a boy at 17 he also can't go assaulting some one and be excused entirely no I find that wrong and he shouldn't get off Scott free but be charged according to his age and nature of the offence but the politain acted in defense I don't say what he did was right but it was self defense so he should be punished to loose his seat in the elections

    Posted by medusa 12 on 24 Mar 2019

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    medusa 12

    I believe they both should be punished the boy should also be punished according to the nature of the adult and also the other person for putting him in a headlock

    Posted by medusa 12 on 24 Mar 2019

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    Brian

    There is no excuse for violence in a public place or forum. The boy is underage so law will not charge but Anning should be charged as he is an adult and in his elected position should show restraint.

    Posted by Brian on 23 Mar 2019

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    Rockabilly

    Boy should be charged as it will show that it is not right to assault people no matter what your beliefs are.

    Posted by Rockabilly on 23 Mar 2019

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    Fred17

    Too late now and anyway Anning slapped(?) him in retaliation.

    Posted by Fred17 on 23 Mar 2019

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    Karel

    Senator Anning should be listened to and carefully considered, if he is or isn't right. People had to elect him, so he can't be so out. The boy might need bowing over a knee and getting good trashing, but at 17 years of age is too late anyway. Both shall be punished severely by life anyway - the senator by never seeing his dreams come through, the boy by coming his dreams through (maybe he'll enjoy some form of totality he fights for - regardless if a green or read flag with Quran quotes flaying over the parliament in Canberra or other politically correct witch-hunts in excessively expensive and unsuccessful but politically/environmentally/gender/... correctly equal Australia. Fortunately, I needn't care much. I'd be happy 6 feet underground by that time. Nevertheless, understanding of the future because of extensive horrible experience in the past disturbs me. History knows no mercy.

    Posted by Karel on 23 Mar 2019

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    Nerida

    Actually, with only 19 votes he wasn't elected. Read this article: https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/how-fraser-anning-got-into-parliament- with-000-per-cent-of-the-vote/news-story/6719c400eacdd7022838c31e87c86b15

    Posted by Nerida on 23 Mar 2019

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    Fred17

    Actually, with 19 votes, he was elected. That's 19 Below the Line votes, his party at the time would have received a lot more votes. Less than one in ten voters votes BTL for the Senate. The Senator who appears to have run the "kick Anning out" petition, Mehreen Faruqi wasn't voted in AT ALL, she was appointed to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Lee Rhiannon. With all the publicity, and EggBoy's antics, it's likely he'll do better than 19 in May, although not achieve a quota.

    Posted by Fred17 on 23 Mar 2019

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    Charlie Sheen

    Is it OK to ever smash a egg on a politicians head? When an attempted egg attack happened to Julia Gillard in July 2010 the person was charged. Because this was an attack on a male politician who says things that frankly, the majority of us don;t agree with, egg-boy is a hero? Not in my eyes. Egg-boy committed common assault in the same way that the other person did

    Posted by Charlie Sheen on 23 Mar 2019

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    Fred17

    Yes, they both committed assault although many people thought the boy deserved his payback. The money he raised and the attention he got goes to show how low politics has sunk in this country. It would have been interesting to see whether EggBoy would have been charged, had Anning not struck him in retaliation. Probably not, despite Gillard having an egg chucked at her a few years back, where the thrower was charged and convicted, and his egg missed. Having said that, Anning's comments were ill-advised and divisive and he needs to choose his words an awful lot better.

    Posted by Fred17 on 23 Mar 2019

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    tigerfan4

    Could not agree more

    Posted by tigerfan4 on 23 Mar 2019

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    8181

    Anning is a waste of oxygen but the kid is in the wrong and his supporters are hypocritical d**kheads.

    Posted by 8181 on 23 Mar 2019

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    8181

    And yes, if you is getting punished then it's only fair that the other party does also. I think they would be best off letting it go if possible. Headlock guy is already wanted anyway.

    Posted by 8181 on 23 Mar 2019

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    8181

    God damn where's the edit button LiveTribe?!

    Posted by 8181 on 23 Mar 2019

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    CILLY0

    The young man should definitely be punished - it is incorrect to hit anyone else with an egg or not. I can understand Anning first reaction, but the second slap was unnecessary.

    Posted by CILLY0 on 23 Mar 2019

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    Jannette

    Both are in the wrong,17 year old has no respect and the Senator should have not lashed out the second time. The Senator could have been excused for the first slap,reaction maybe to the hit on head.Then the Senator gets involved violently again,not ok at all. The 17 year old has no rights to do that to the Senator and filming it without permission is so rude. He is no hero,he deserves to be punished not rewarded.Very childish act not funny at all.

    Posted by Jannette on 23 Mar 2019

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    Iggy's mum

    The 17 year old committed an assault. He was filming it to get his 15 minutes of fame. Why should these types of attention seekers get rewarded? This is not a matter of 'should it be ok to put a 17 year old in a headlock', it is a matter of people learning respect.

    Posted by Iggy's mum on 23 Mar 2019

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    dukey

    Just another lesson on how NOT to respect an adult. I may not agree with Mr Anning but he is a Senator,and yes the young man should have got some sort of punishment.What if the egg had been a knife. Yes the young lad was held down rightly so, today's young have no respect for anyone that is why we see so much violence from teens because there are no repercussions. It was an assault and if that had been me as an adult I would have been arrested and charged.

    Posted by dukey on 23 Mar 2019

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    Horn

    Number one , I don't think Anning is racist , I think he just did not articulate very well the difference between Islam & and extremists who kill and mutilate their own in the name of Islam. As far as the incident goes with egg head , if he were my son , I would tell him to wake up to himself , what he did was assault . I think if he did that to me I would punch him as well .He is like a lot of other sheep being led by the nose , just a little trying to be smart Alec .

    Posted by Horn on 23 Mar 2019

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    In the know

    They both learnt quick smart that freedom of speech isn't all what its cracked up to be.

    Posted by In the know on 23 Mar 2019

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    esoxlucius

    It looks as if that stupid kid went to the meeting with the egg with the intention of using it regardless of what Fraser Anning had to say. I am so glad that the senator gave this kid the slapping that he deserved, but in this day of over indulging PC I suppose the stupid brat will be a hero.

    Posted by esoxlucius on 22 Mar 2019

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    Glen1

    I would still like to know if the terrorists were killed in this terrible attack on the Mosque in Christchurch..... So sad if they weren't, such a waste of life.... Sad.....

    Posted by Glen1 on 22 Mar 2019

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    pjohnw

    No terrorists , just one lone attacker , he was captured alive.

    Posted by pjohnw on 22 Mar 2019

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    Sandra

    The boy because of disrespect

    Posted by Sandra on 22 Mar 2019

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    catmanpolly

    Just read Cam's comment. Cam you are my new hero !!!

    Posted by catmanpolly on 22 Mar 2019

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    catmanpolly

    The little smart Alec deserves headlock plus a huge belt around the head. What a moron - typical "look at Moi" MORON

    Posted by catmanpolly on 22 Mar 2019

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    esoxlucius

    Dead right Cat.

    Posted by esoxlucius on 22 Mar 2019

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    hardbags

    both. durr

    Posted by hardbags on 22 Mar 2019

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    Jacob

    Assaulting someone under 18 should not occur so the men should be punished

    Posted by Jacob on 22 Mar 2019

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    Patricia

    The boy he started the atack violence solves nothing did he think nothing would happen when he smashed the egg on the senater

    Posted by Patricia on 22 Mar 2019

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    Gerry19

    One of those tough guy has a criminal record. Also this 17 y/o was not a threat and excessive force was used. All should be charged with assault except the young man.

    Posted by Gerry19 on 22 Mar 2019

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    Horn

    Gerry19 , WHAT ! Are you an idiot as well ????

    Posted by Horn on 23 Mar 2019

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    esoxlucius

    What a load of garbage Gerry19. You are only in agreement with the boy because of your age similarity and probably because you would be a contributor to the over indulgence of PC.

    Posted by esoxlucius on 22 Mar 2019

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    Cherie

    The matter is the conduct of adult vs minor. The racism is not the issue, although that was the instigation of the lads action. Assault on a minor people! By numerous adults using undue force. The security did take no notice for a boy holding a mobile phone to get close enough to strike the head with said egg? Due to the nature of the bias words of anning indicate a need for a step up in security. How easy would it be for a terroir lone wolf be holding a trigger retaliating to annings comments and views.

    Posted by Cherie on 22 Mar 2019

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    Cherie

    The ADULT not only retaliated but took an extra swipe. The child was in the wrong but the adult would be charged with child abuse in any other situation . Puleeze! I’d be scared to have him as a father

    Posted by Cherie on 22 Mar 2019

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    Patrick

    If you think the lad should go free with no punishment then watch out. I have a big basket of eggs!

    Posted by Patrick on 22 Mar 2019

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    Pesty

    The lad hit Anning and he hit back and that should have been the end of it. The thugs who attacked the lad are the ones who should be punished. There was absolutely no need for their attack and if it wasn't for the journalists being there telling them to stop I reckon the chokehold would have been held until he died, as has happened to others. They pulling on his legs while holding him down could easily have killed him. And anybody who thinks it is ok to do that to anyone over a bloody egg is as bad as them!

    Posted by Pesty on 22 Mar 2019

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    Horn

    Pesty , who is pulling whose leg here , I think it is you , are you another moron or what ?

    Posted by Horn on 23 Mar 2019

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    Gerry19

    I agree, one of those who tackled the kid has a criminal record also. To be jumped on by 3 or 4 tough big men was cruel and not needed.

    Posted by Gerry19 on 22 Mar 2019

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    Koringanal

    The Boy is the Assailant in this activity and should be punished for committing the crime of Assault.

    Posted by Koringanal on 22 Mar 2019

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    Lydia

    The boy was wrong to smash an egg over the Anning’s head. The senator did nothing wrong.

    Posted by Lydia on 22 Mar 2019

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    Gerry19

    Maybe wrong but Senators that are hateful about other races and his cronies overstepped the mark 100%.

    Posted by Gerry19 on 22 Mar 2019

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    Jacqueline

    Although I disagree with and I don’t like Anning, the boy should not have done what he did. There should be consequences for Both Anning and the boy.

    Posted by Jacqueline on 22 Mar 2019

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    redhead579

    Fraser Anning is a bigot and since there is a voice to put your opinion across the boy did it his way but it is about time that pollies who preach unaustralian policies should be brought to order instead of hiding behind parliamentary doors and crying foul when someone takes them to task

    Posted by redhead579 on 22 Mar 2019

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    CAM

    No matter how much one disagrees with Anning (I know I partly do), becoming a moral vigilante and trying to shut what others were elected to say (remember Anning was elected, is closer to dictatorial thought than to any sort of democracy. People voted for that guy, like it or not, and he is representing part of the people who live in this beautiful country. I'd rather live in a country like this than in one like China (where such a brat could be executed for egging a member of parliament btw) or any of the many countries under Islam (they'd probably cut off the "boy's hand), let me tell you. I have several Muslim friends that disagree with what is done in their countries and they leave... and adapt somewhere else, it is just that easy. If you don't like it here and like NZ better, the doors are open. ;-)

    Posted by CAM on 22 Mar 2019

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    In the know

    16 people voted for the bloke. What gets me is that there has been bigger people then bloke in this country and powerful countries, that have had more things, harder things thrown at them ( by grown people ) and we didn't see them swing at the tosser.

    Posted by In the know on 23 Mar 2019

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    CAM

    The "boy" assaulted an elected member of parliament. No matter how much the "brilliant teen" disagrees with Anning's views, he should never do that. I think we have a problem with the current generation. They are being taught to be activists instead of thinkers who are willing to initiate a dialogue. He purposefully wanted to embarrass Anning and he ended up getting his face smacked! He deserves it! As for "was then tackled, put in a headlock and held on the ground by a bunch of grown men"... what else do they expect Anning's bodyguards to do? Congratulate him for being a stupid punk? Should Anning have hit the "boy"? I think I would have... it's just a quick reaction. When being attacked you don't ask for someone's ID to know if you can kick their ass, do you? Unfortunately, because the "boy" is a stupid leftie (there are smart ones but he's definitely not one of them), and because lefties love rebellion and disrespect to authority, irrespective of having acted 1) stupidly, 2) against an elected parliamentarian, 3) as a self-justified "morally-superior" punk who wouldn't really want to generate dialogue..., the "boy" is getting a lot of attention and instead of being judged according to his actions, he will be dismissed with a pat on the shoulder and he will become a "hero" for many more stupid lefties like him.

    Posted by CAM on 21 Mar 2019

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    Horn

    We'll said Cam , these stupid young " Children " jump on the band wagon . It would be better if they took the growing up time " to think for themselves , " A young person who showed just how immature he is .

    Posted by Horn on 23 Mar 2019

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    Honolulu Lulu

    Both are wrong. But the 17 year old is old enough to know that what he did amounts to assault. The Senator reacted in a defensive manner, as anyone would. The 17 year old needs to learn respect.

    Posted by Honolulu Lulu on 21 Mar 2019

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    Stephen

    Egg boy is totally in the wrong, it was a pre-meditated attack, Senator Anning's response was merely a defensive reaction to being assaulted.

    Posted by Stephen on 21 Mar 2019

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    Carsie

    both are wrong, the teenager needs to learn respect no matter who is speaking

    Posted by Carsie on 21 Mar 2019

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    Jana

    both parties in the wrong, a 17 year old is old enough to know consequences.

    Posted by Jana on 21 Mar 2019

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    Laslo

    Not the tinager

    Posted by Laslo on 21 Mar 2019

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    Kathleen

    Both in the wrong but Senator Anning overreacted. Sometimes you automatically respond when attacked but he went over the top.

    Posted by Kathleen on 21 Mar 2019

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    Isalei

    They are both in the wrong, no excuse for both behaviours, very immature on both parties, and setting bad examples for the new generation!

    Posted by Isalei on 21 Mar 2019

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    Topsyjoan

    I agree, they both did wrong and should face some form of punishment

    Posted by Topsyjoan on 21 Mar 2019

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    Barry

    The drop kick who assaulted Senator Anning. While I have no time for the Senator's views the assault on him with an egg or whatever is an assault in any language . Were you or I to do that to a member of the public we would not escape punishment. The idiots who backed the drop kick are exactly in the same low life camp.

    Posted by Barry on 21 Mar 2019

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    Simranjeet

    Both..... As attacking someone means breaking the laws.

    Posted by Simranjeet on 21 Mar 2019

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    Purra

    Egg Boy His egg should have been eradicated before his conception.

    Posted by Purra on 21 Mar 2019

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    esoxlucius

    I love that comment purra

    Posted by esoxlucius on 22 Mar 2019

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    John

    both you attack someone you break the law regardless it was not self defence when you attack another

    Posted by John on 21 Mar 2019

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    Elaine

    That egg was a weapon and could quite easily have been a knife or a gun. Bad behavior begets a tough response.How would you have responded to such an attack, the response from the security guards had to be expected, that's what they are expected to do, that boy should not have been able to get to the minister.

    Posted by Elaine on 21 Mar 2019

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    masadonian

    he punched a 17 year old boy in the face if it was a girl or 10 year old boy gang tackled and body slammed to the ground one a wanted criminal from NSW

    Posted by masadonian on 21 Mar 2019

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    Alisonk

    The boy should definitely be punished. Pretty sure in this country we have freedom of speech... Therefore senator Fraser Anning had every right to say what he honestly felt. I can't believe the outcry about what he said. Did anyone actually hear what the president of Turkey said? I don't know about all of you guys but being told if we attend the dawn service in Gallipoli this year we may just be sent home the same way as our forefathers. Is that not racist? And we aren't condemning him? Im proud of my country and the men who lost their lives protecting it. I take my children along to dawn service every year from when they are toddlers to teach them to have respect to the people that gave their life to save our way of life. Now we want to mute our own government and let theirs speak... Should we all just give up and live Sharia law? Not me. I support you senator. You keep talking...

    Posted by Alisonk on 21 Mar 2019

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    William

    If he has not apologies to the lad sack him. The lad has already been punished Also the politician should go to anger management course as expect this will not be the first or last time. His henchmen should be investigate by police due to excessive force

    Posted by William on 21 Mar 2019

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    kosi23

    Fraser Anning he should know better. Yes the child shouldn't have smashed an egg on him but maybe he didn't know another way to get his voice heard. the Sentor used excessive force and his henchmen could have killed the child.

    Posted by kosi23 on 20 Mar 2019

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    Gemma

    A grown man surely can handle such a situation better than that. Anger management issues much?!!!

    Posted by Gemma on 20 Mar 2019

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    Kathleen

    Fraser Anning, is a discussing human being, his immediate reaction to egg boy was not acceptable nor was the treatment handed out from the other Adults present. As for Fraser Anning saying Egg Boys mother should have belted him does he not know that this is 2019, it is not acceptable for any human being to hit another. Violence in any form is not on.

    Posted by Kathleen on 20 Mar 2019

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    Skirty

    Interfering with a politician is wrong but, so to is use of force disproportionate to the threat. There are no winners from the recent tragic events.

    Posted by Skirty on 20 Mar 2019

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    me09

    I say that anyone who justifies mass murder or an act of terrorism must not only be kicked out of Parliament, as this is clearly not enough to deter people like Anning. Their citizenship should also be revoked and they should be thrown out of this country. If you sit in Parliament and use your position to inflict harm upon the nation by deliberately causing strife within the community, then you commit an act of TREASON. The same should apply to every politician or journalist who supports violence (and those who are engaged in hate speech). The reason that Australia looks like it looks today is because our politicians are being guided by nefarious agendas, some of them being bribed by groups or lobbies which represent interests of foreign governments (like the terrorist Israeli regime for example). This is the exact reason why I've stopped voting in the Australian election !!

    Posted by me09 on 20 Mar 2019

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    Horn

    Well me09 , I have to ask you a question , " Are you OK ," or have you been diagnosed with stupidity syndrome ? Read what you have written and imagine if you are not the orator of this dribble , you would be laughing your head off.

    Posted by Horn on 23 Mar 2019

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    CAM

    Can you explain a little bit more your views and show the concrete evidence (I suppose you behind so smart must be an evidence-based fella) of the many verbose imputations you make?

    Posted by CAM on 21 Mar 2019

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    Brianna

    The man for hitting the young boy

    Posted by Brianna on 20 Mar 2019

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    Captain Nightowl

    The boy who smash the egg on the other person head, should be punished.

    Posted by Captain Nightowl on 20 Mar 2019

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    jadron

    This little shit needs a good hiding, we still have freedom of speech like it or not!!

    Posted by jadron on 20 Mar 2019

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    eriberry

    Fraser Anning. Disgusting excuse for a human being and even worse that he is a senator. Throwing an egg isn't assault. Punching someone in the face is.

    Posted by eriberry on 20 Mar 2019

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    errolsyd2

    eriberry get your facts right first he slapped the attention seeking idiot not punched! Check out the definitions of assault. He had his phone out filming the act so he could post it to his friends.

    Posted by errolsyd2 on 20 Mar 2019

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    socker

    This teenage eggs a politician which is an assault and should be charged with such

    Posted by socker on 20 Mar 2019

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    Four

    This young fellow should be Charged with Assault,if it was the PM would he have got off so lightly.

    Posted by Four on 20 Mar 2019

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    Bigbum

    senator fraser should be punished

    Posted by Bigbum on 20 Mar 2019

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    Debbie

    Unfortunately in this day and age nobody is allowed to defend themselves. The young man assaulted Anning first by hitting his head. He didn't throw the egg he actually hit him and smashed the egg. How is an automatic retaliation not an appropriate response when assaulted? What, now you have to stop and analyse the situation, ask your assailant how old they are and then way up the situation to decide on appropriate action? By then your assailant could have stabbed you to death. If you don't want a response, don't go round assaulting people. Really simple. Maybe his parents should be held accountable for never teaching him right from wrong. If someone hits me, I'm going to automatically take defensive action to potentially save my life.

    Posted by Debbie on 20 Mar 2019

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    Anita

    Although I didn’t hear what Anning had to say, both the boy’s behaviour and the reaction are disturbing. Each incident should be accountable.

    Posted by Anita on 20 Mar 2019

  • [7] [3]
    Peter

    kid got what he deserved, no one knew if he may have been armed or what intentions he had, he should be charged

    Posted by Peter on 20 Mar 2019

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    Bozbyrnes

    Regardless, why haven't charges been laid for assault on a minor?

    Posted by Bozbyrnes on 20 Mar 2019

  • [3] [6]
    william

    anning is part of the establishment he votes with the liberals so they look after there own but he should be charged tho

    Posted by william on 20 Mar 2019

  • [6] [5]
    Stephen

    Sadly egg boy is a reflection of today's disrespectful young people and he got off lightly, with parents like his I shudder to think what the younger generation will bring to this country.

    Posted by Stephen on 20 Mar 2019

  • [4] [7]
    Noshaz

    It is my belief that the boy should not have egged Anning but ihis is an age where young men have not yet learned control, yes he should have had some sanction against him, to remind him of what is acceptable and unacceptable methods to make a stand against something you disagree with. The punch by Anning was totally unacceptable, a grown man not able to control himself when attacked by a young man with eggs, not a weapon that can seriously damage his body, but eggs that hurt his public pride, is totally unacceptable. Where was self control applied, Anning's punch would have held much more pain than eggs. Anning is a grown man, in politics, he knows he will be a target by those who don't agree with him, he should have taken quick assessment, and dealt with it appropriately and in balance to the age of the attacker and method of attack. Finally, I do not agree that a group of grown men take the young man and put him in a head lock, that is clearly over kill by a group of men, with superior strength to subdue one young man, a youth not yet in his peak age for strength. I believe that could have ended badly. This whole scenario was full of bad adult decisions in their endeavor to bring a single egg throwing youth to his knees, what bravery - not.

    Posted by Noshaz on 20 Mar 2019

  • [11] [4]
    yafffy

    the bratty kid. He got what he deserved. He's not permanently damaged. A good clip around the ear is fitting enough. If I were in the Senator's position, I would be very angry and react. I wouldn't just stand there and take it. Would you?

    Posted by yafffy on 20 Mar 2019

  • [6] [3]
    Eva

    Each is responsible for their actions and must face the consequences. These consequences are according to the law of the land.. they both need to take their medicine.

    Posted by Eva on 20 Mar 2019

  • [11] [1]
    peteqbn

    It's irrelevant who Anning is or what he said. Generally speaking I find most of his utterances totally repugnant. However, it doesn't matter if it was Anning, the Pope, Mother Theresa or Adolf Hitler, he was assaulted. The kid had no right to do that & if he isn't charged the message we're sending is that it's OK to assault people you don't agree with.

    Posted by peteqbn on 20 Mar 2019

  • [3] [6]
    Sharmila

    Senator Anning misused his right to freedom of speech to spread hatred among people from different religions backgrounds. One need to think well before making public speeches. And on the other hand teen boy has no right to assault anyone. It good that egg boy is headlocked so that in future there won’t be another such case. And pubic should think before donating for legal fees for the boy coz they are encouraging young people to do whatever is good in their sight. One should not support such acts. Let’s spread peace n love rather than hatred n differences.

    Posted by Sharmila on 20 Mar 2019

  • [9] [3]
    flowerpot

    Both persons are wrong, some type of punishment to each neither must get away with what they both did, Senator Anning was out of order same with the 17-year-old boy. Stop all the hatred, move forward and learn from this out of control behaviour.

    Posted by flowerpot on 20 Mar 2019

  • [12] [1]
    joeseph

    all though senator Annings remarks are offensive to a large amount of the population he does have the right to freedom of speech as does everyone else have and should not be restricted , the majors parties and some would like to take that right from us all you do not have to and it does not do his case any good. As for egg boy if he is not punished it,s sending a message that its alright to assault people you do not agree with

    Posted by joeseph on 20 Mar 2019

  • [4] [8]
    pappillon

    The Senator should be punished severely for his comments by Parliament for his comments. As well, civil action by the police should ensue for his aggressive assault over response on and to the young teen. His henchmen/supporters used excessive and aggressive force on restraining the young teen in a choke hold and should be at least cautioned by police or proceeded against.

    Posted by pappillon on 20 Mar 2019

  • [8] [1]
    lordofthekitchen

    This is Australia, the boy was a thug, got what he deserved, The senator, whilst being a bit foolish in his comments, was permitted to say them, it does not make him Islamophobic, after living in several Islamic states and seen how people are treated, I have a great dislike for islam, i,ts ways and methods, a phobia is a fear of, not a dislike of, get the english right.

    Posted by lordofthekitchen on 20 Mar 2019

  • [6] [3]
    kevinthomson

    the teenager soughed be punished. Assault is assault. The deserved the bitch slap he got

    Posted by kevinthomson on 20 Mar 2019

  • [12] [2]
    ALAN

    I certainly wouldn't like to have an egg smashed on my head, and have to cope with the stickiness and mess on my shirt for the rest of the day until I could have a shower and change my clothes, I believe the egg boy is a spoilt brat who's used to getting his own way and thinks he knows it all after 17 years of life experience, also I noted that most news reported that the senator responded by punching the lad but they looked more like slaps to me. If anyone should be punished in this case it should be the attacker egg boy!

    Posted by ALAN on 20 Mar 2019

  • [3] [8]
    musicveg

    Senator Anning should be punished by kicking him out of parliament, he is racist bigot, and how dare he hit a boy and get the heavy handed men to tackle him over a egging. The young man should be let off, it is not like he assaulted him with a weapon! I think many other MP's would of just took it on the chin and had a talk to the boy, but not Senator Anning, he is an aggressive nasty person who should not be part of our democratic Government.

    Posted by musicveg on 20 Mar 2019

  • [1] [7]
    me09

    I must say that the amount of hate we see every day in the Australian mainstream media and political circles makes Hitler look pale.. Its not just Anning, by the way, but all those MPs who tacitly agree with him, including the hypocrite Morrison. As much as Hitler was evil, at least he has contributed to the German economy, while our nefarious politicians are focused only on one thing - advocating hate and personal gains !

    Posted by me09 on 20 Mar 2019

  • [6] [1]
    Not_A_DoDo

    this is the reason younger generation is the lost generation.... they have no idea of responsibility, accounatibity and think they are above the law, which the idiot universities promote as does the justice system.. dont worry this little spoilt brat will not be charged with anything he will get rap on the hand and come out with oodle of money from idiot people donating ... Sounds like you have a problem with being neutral.... hope you grow up.. Also hope the boy grows up because if he doesnt.... one day he will pick on someone who will not treat him like a human, but will put a bullett through his head.

    Posted by Not_A_DoDo on 20 Mar 2019

  • [7] [4]
    me09

    Who should be punished ? Perhaps it is us - the Australian voters who should be punished for allowing Nazis, bigots, thugs and other dangerous criminals to sit in Parliament, accumulate multi million dollar pensions/ estates funded by the tax payer money and shamelessly disseminate their poisonous ideologies (in the name of "freedom of speech", of course). Since when is it ok to justify mass murder or an act of terrorism ?? No wonder that this country looks like it looks today and no wonder that the terrorist who committed the massacre was an AUSTRALIAN. The fact that people here tolerate hate speech and, in fact, LOVE it and encourage it, just proves what a nasty place Australia has become. And its not only limited to racism - look how many poor and homeless people live here today ! A country abundant with natural resources and wealth - more than Norway and the UAE combined. Instead of protesting against corruption, inequality, racism and poverty, people here have found themselves an easy "scapegoat" to vent all their anger and frustration. What a terrible, hopeless country !

    Posted by me09 on 19 Mar 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Not_A_DoDo

    me09 guess they didnt teach you at school, that Australia like all countries of the world apart from 6 obeys the UN and does what UN, who is controlled by ISRAHELL & USA& SAUD... So before you run Australia into the ground i guess you should get an education and get rid of the brain washing and propogrand you are sprout... TIP stick to answering the question and dont bring in other topic,, You could start more topic with all the things you are het up about-- That would be interesting. EXACTLY what was your point you rambled on about a lot of thing but produced no evidence, a lot like the video form NZ... or people died alright, but not as we have been told,, and if you didnt see the vidoe I suggest you try an find a copy, but be careful because the gestapo tranny pm of NZ will put you in jail if caught.. how that for freedom of opinion. And i suggest also respectfully to go and investigate our very own Port arthur incident, which was another False Flag [which just in case you were never educated as what that means - False Flag is a very old term for an incident when you are feed a false narrative and not told the facts eg 911, Sandy Hook, Vietnam and many more... USA,Israhell are very good at these... All in the ame of progress> I wonder how many times you have protestested, wrote to your mp, etc???? if you havent, they you dont get the priviledge to complaining about Australia.. :)

    Posted by Not_A_DoDo on 20 Mar 2019

  • [8] [4]
    jaine

    The boy should be punished,kids these days are getting away with a lot it seems like they are the ones who run wild and don't get punished

    Posted by jaine on 19 Mar 2019

  • [5] [3]
    Goe

    Hello 2019 why racism is part of Australia society still ??????????????

    Posted by Goe on 19 Mar 2019

  • [7] [4]
    Yerongaboy

    That child is not as knowledgeable as he thinks he is. He is a despicable little coward who got what he deserved. What I have seem that Senator Fanning said was not racist or islamophobic. It was intended to encourage people to think the situation through for themselves and consider if our Government is working in the correct direction for a solid cohesive future community.

    Posted by Yerongaboy on 19 Mar 2019

  • [2] [7]
    musicveg

    The kid was brave for what he did, it is Anning that is the coward, he is a racist bigot who does not belong in our democratic Government.

    Posted by musicveg on 20 Mar 2019

  • [3] [3]
    Not_A_DoDo

    musicveg, you are going to have a great world to live in with you lack of boundaries and opinion. better learn to speak and understand English... as you apparently didnt hear what was said .. but what you expected to hear.. What democratic country sweetie... hope you are not talking about Australia... if you are, better get a refund for the education you paid for... you have been ripped of.

    Posted by Not_A_DoDo on 20 Mar 2019

  • [5] [9]
    Christine

    That young boy did not deserve to be handled the way he was handled. The boy smashed an egg on the Senate's head. So what? He didn't have a gun and put anyone's life in danger and those idiots that held him down like that should be punished.

    Posted by Christine on 19 Mar 2019

  • [4] [1]
    Not_A_DoDo

    Christine,,, guess you dont know Australian law very well. The brat broke the law.... but dont worry the legal system will let him off because he didnt know what he was doing. and he will be rich with all the money that is being donated... break the law take the results..... poor babes... shoot you guys are going to have a lousy future

    Posted by Not_A_DoDo on 20 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Likeable

    Agree wholeheartedly with this.  B.

    Posted by Likeable on 20 Mar 2019

  • [11] [4]
    Who? Me?

    No wonder this country is going down the tubes when there are people with an attitude like yours. The egging was the act of a coward and totally unjustifiable yet there are fools saying he did no harm. The only idiot on the scene on that occasion with young idiot with the egg.

    Posted by Who? Me? on 19 Mar 2019

  • [12] [4]
    Kitkatkazza

    Disgraceful young coward attacker who wanted 15 minutes of fame

    Posted by Kitkatkazza on 19 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    CAM

    Fame and now... he's got money too from the ones that "think" like him.

    Posted by CAM on 22 Mar 2019

  • [13] [4]
    Ted

    If he didn't like what Anning said the kid should have left. He was guilty of assaul and should be charged. Anning only defended himself.

    Posted by Ted on 19 Mar 2019

  • [13] [5]
    stormbringer1

    Fraser Anning may be an a---hole but it was assault and the little smart---- should be charge

    Posted by stormbringer1 on 19 Mar 2019

  • [12] [5]
    travelnan

    The egg smashing moron , the senator has a right to free speech, thus silly immature kid need charging and teaching a lesson about the right to free speech without being attached and photographed on a mobile phone , hope the police at least took that awaupy from him

    Posted by travelnan on 19 Mar 2019

  • [12] [4]
    Peter

    Charge lefty egg boy with assault as an adult seeing as how he wants to be a big man and confiscate funds donated as proceeds of crime. Anning did nothing wrong but as with anyone who doesn't subscribe to the left wing socialist view he has been attacked by all and his words branded hate speech. Strange how only people with a different opinion than the left can speak hate speech.

    Posted by Peter on 19 Mar 2019

  • [9] [2]
    Simon

    Freedom of speech

    Posted by Simon on 19 Mar 2019

  • [9] [3]
    Laura

    He is speaking on behalf of the Australian people and stating facts. This kid should have more respect. Just because he opposes his views it does not give him the right to start violence. A spoiled brat who needs a good kick up the #$%.

    Posted by Laura on 19 Mar 2019

  • [1] [2]
    Goe

    The racist spoke, typical minority Aussie that uses freedom of speech to put forward racist views.

    Posted by Goe on 20 Mar 2019

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    snakelady

    Both a wrong the kid needs a good swift kick up the arse Politician should have more sense than going to hit a kid But we all have the freedom to say whay we feel weather others agree or not But our freedom of speach is being taken away every week every time we disagree with bad changes for Australia

    Posted by snakelady on 19 Mar 2019

  • [9] [2]
    Annette

    OMG What the hell is happening to society. How times have changed. What gives a person the right to harm another person...and then get all the sympathy. Oh poor thing, he/she had a hard life...awww. There is a distinct lack of respect and a gross sense of entitlement nowadays. Nobody should take out their grievances on another defenceless person and if they do they should be punished lawfully. Home invasions, bashings, murders, drugs etc etc. What's the world coming to? Disaster in my opinion.

    Posted by Annette on 19 Mar 2019

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    BigBad

    Our "freedom of speech" is the real issue here. The left and extreme left of our political divide are trying to stifle free speech to the point that any criticism or comment that they disagree with is immediately classed as "hate", "radical" "hurtful" etc. If I criticize the wearing of the burka I am sure there will be those who will vilify me. But that is my view and I am entitled to it at the moment although I am sure that will not last. If a motorcyclist can't wear his crash helmet in a bank, why should a supporter of Mohamed by allowed to wear a Burka? To answer the question asked. Eggboy = go to court, Senator = ask your electorate at the next election. There is no excuse for violence. Extremists and religions preaching violence please note - we don't want either in our country.

    Posted by BigBad on 19 Mar 2019

  • [1] [6]
    Phillip

    Both wrong , waste of a good egg but gets caters attention . F Anning a goose for what said .

    Posted by Phillip on 19 Mar 2019

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    Nommy

    Egg is definitely wrong and should be charged with assault. Why can't a person express their views? Just because some don't like whats being said is not a reason to retaliate. Senator Fraser Anning should keep his job and little egg should be punished for his outburst. How egg was detained is nothing to do with the Senator. The grown men were obviously protecting him. Egg should think about the consequences of his actions before he lashes out. Crime deserves no payment!!!!

    Posted by Nommy on 19 Mar 2019

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    Not_A_DoDo

    Nommy -- thank you, best reply,,, now if the law went by it usual route. the eggs would be banned like guns because they injure people the egg thrower would be pardoned because he didnt know what he was doing and he is not the problem but the egg/gun is... Maybe we could call a boycott on eggs as being dangerous weapons???? LOL

    Posted by Not_A_DoDo on 20 Mar 2019

  • [0] [2]
    masadonian

    YES HE IS A WHITE SUPREMIST SCUM

    Posted by masadonian on 21 Mar 2019

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    Moongold

    This whole incident has become absolutely unbelievable! So what if Senator Anning simply spoke his views? All Australian and NZ citizens have full legal and Constitutional rights to freedom of opinion and speech! He should not be charged with ANYTHING. All he did was speak, and by the way, I know there are millions of Australians who would totally agree with him also. People need to face reality for once and realise the threat some people in this world cause, and are intent on causing. He has only spoken the facts of what has been going on in our world - check the news again over the last 2 decades! The kid who assaulted the senator should be charged appropriately. Teaching teenagers to assault and attack physically just because someone else has a different view to their own, is not only irresponsible, but encouraging them to attack anyone in future who disagrees with them, or worse - in other words, they can end up doing the same thing as terrorists today choose to do when things don't go 'their way'. This is definitely not teaching young people to respect the rights of others. Sorry, but this overload of unbalanced emotionalism for the people murdered has gone right over the top - of course it's a horrible thing that has happened, but we all still have the total legal and Constitutional right of free speech and opinion - end of story!

    Posted by Moongold on 19 Mar 2019

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    Krishaal

    Frasing anning should be kicked out of parliament. Far Right wing loons like him that preach nothing but hate should not be given a platform to voice their hate riddled propaganda. As for egg boy....good job!

    Posted by Krishaal on 19 Mar 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Not_A_DoDo

    Krishaal guess you are another who never got a decent education, but were programmed to be an idiot???

    Posted by Not_A_DoDo on 20 Mar 2019

  • [0] [2]
    Grandma Pink

    Not A DoDo but a rude person … Krishaal was simply stating their view as you have several times on this thread

    Posted by Grandma Pink on 20 Mar 2019

  • [2] [2]
    Carli

    Let me guess you have freedom of speech due to your race!

    Posted by Carli on 19 Mar 2019

  • [14] [3]
    Stephen

    Egg should be charged with assault and should not receive proceeds of crime in the form of gifts from others.

    Posted by Stephen on 19 Mar 2019

  • [3] [1]
    Moongold

    Absolutely!

    Posted by Moongold on 19 Mar 2019

  • [19] [1]
    boxer

    Well their was an egg thrown at Julia Gilliard when she was PM, happened in Western Australia and that guy got charged. Assault is Assault no matter what age. Don't agree with the removal of Anning the people will decide that at the next Senate election, free speech is apparently still alive and well in Australia.

    Posted by boxer on 19 Mar 2019

  • [3] [7]
    Jezemeg8

    I believe that both are needing to be censured at the very least. Where were Senator Anning's security team that this boy got close enough to him to launch his egg attack??? Senator Anning inflamed the current Islamophobic rage by his comments, yes he may be entitled to his opinion BUT he represents his electors some of whom my be Muslims. Putting a young man in a headlock is an overreaction by his security staff, he didn't have any firearms and obviously didn't have any more eggs (or if he did they could easily be removed).

    Posted by Jezemeg8 on 19 Mar 2019

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    Nathan

    I don’t believe in respect your elders just because they are older. You respect me and I will respect you. Respect isn’t a one way stream it goes both ways. But I do believe both should be punished as for the headlock and extreme force to restrain the kid was un necessary.

    Posted by Nathan on 19 Mar 2019

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    hardbags

    yes both are in the wrong and should be punished.

    Posted by hardbags on 19 Mar 2019

  • [13] [1]
    mousey1973

    What happened to his Security team? They should have stopped it before it started. Seriously Youth of today have no bloody respect what so ever and there lies the problem! I grew up respecting my Elders and would not DARE do what he did. Respect is not a matter of entitlement, respect should as previously be taught to children as it use to be pure and simple regardless of station or position you respect people! You don't have to like them but you should respect them. Maybe Frazer should not have hit the lil shit his parents should have but the lil brat did get what he deserved.

    Posted by mousey1973 on 19 Mar 2019

  • [1] [4]
    coaster

    Respect has to be earned not just given because someone is older. How can you respect this man. Anning is quite repulsive in what he states and does not represent the majority of the voters or younger people of this country. I do not agree that the lad should have hit him with an egg and I am sure he will be charged with assault but you have to agree the response from the older bigger men was aggressive. They obviously are not very good at their jobs either for this lad to get that close. They also have extremist views. I do not think name calling the young man is right either nor such an extreme response warranted. I grew up respecting my elders also but I was also taught to question what I thought was not right and I have taught my children the same. I repeat, respect is earned and is not a given right.

    Posted by coaster on 19 Mar 2019

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    algemyone

    Both should be punished, because both committed assaults. The senator's thugs should be punished for their assaults also. Hey guys -- why should a senator be entitled to respect just because he has been elected? He should be judged by what he does and says, and this guy deserves contempt not respect. Does Trump deserve respect? Same thing. President and senator are equally disgusting jerks who incite violence.

    Posted by algemyone on 19 Mar 2019

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    Moongold

    He's simply saying it like it is. He hasn't incited the violence - people who attack, maim, butcher and murder are the ones who need to be stopped.

    Posted by Moongold on 19 Mar 2019

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    Kevin

    Thank god he didn't have a knife or a gun in his possession. He needs to be jailed for what he did. The guy that headlocked him should get the accolades. He risked his own life and could have been saving others lives. Anning is a creep but we don't have enough chooks to produce the quantity of eggs needed to egg every person who has a difference of opinion in this country. Jail the little shit and put him on a register. If you see him at a concert, hit him with something. Bottle, shoe, whatever you feel like. He did.

    Posted by Kevin on 19 Mar 2019

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    Ina

    The boy was wrong. What happened to free speech. We don't have it anymore. We can make our own opinions.it doesn't matter what we say someone will be offended

    Posted by Ina on 19 Mar 2019

  • [7] [3]
    Aussie5

    Both. People don't walk around with eggs in their pockets unless they intend to use them, so I think perhaps the boy had planned to egg the man for publicity even though he didn't really know exactly what he was going to say. The Senator gave him a couple of slaps with his open palm (not punches), which I think is a way any number of people would retaliate in that situation. Perhaps the headlock was a bit of over-reaction, but they probably didn't know what else the boy had in his pocket and what else he was planning to do. I understood that the Police said that there were no charges laid against the boy, so why would he have legal fees? It is good that he plans to donate the money to charity though.

    Posted by Aussie5 on 19 Mar 2019

  • [6] [1]
    Beth17

    This boy set it up as a video for social media, I saw several views of the incident, he was standing behind Str Anning and made sure he had his phone positioned perfectly before slapping the egg onto Anning's head. Maybe entertainment for his mates because he didn't really appear to be paying attention to Anning's speech.

    Posted by Beth17 on 19 Mar 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Moongold

    Yeah, well, let's see if it DOES go to charity, hey?

    Posted by Moongold on 19 Mar 2019

  • [5] [2]
    Aaron

    both.the boy should not of hit him on the head with an egg and the reaction to this might of been a little too much.both iodiots in my book

    Posted by Aaron on 19 Mar 2019

  • [2] [3]
    Snookie

    Both, just because we don't like the Senator does not mean that we can condone the act, it's it physical violence. The Senator should not have continued to punch the boy. The boy should not have been in the headlock after he was subdued.

    Posted by Snookie on 19 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Likeable

    Agree Snookie.  Perhaps I had better get another avatar.  LOL.   B.

    Posted by Likeable on 20 Mar 2019

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    Ulysses

    The kid is just a kid .... BUT he clearly does not have any respect for others. He's also a coward. Until today I didn't know who the hell S. Anning was. I don't blame him for retaliating ... I think I would have done the same, but in an ideal world I maybe would not have continued to retaliate .... that's in an ideal / perfect world ... we humans are not perfect! As for the kid being put in a headlock .... these are the times we live in .... 17 year old's aren't babies, they are physically strong, young adults, they can be bloody dangerous, especially if they have been radicalized by extremists. I wish I had my 17 year old's vitality and physical body back. Between 16 & 25 I was unstoppable .... but I did NOT creep up on politicians from behind, and scare the crap out of of them by breaking an egg on their head. The kid is 95% at fault, if he was my kid, he'd be grounded and made to apologise.

    Posted by Ulysses on 18 Mar 2019

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    Not_A_DoDo

    Sorry Ulysses, dont agee, 17 is no longer a boy, if he can plan an attack..... sounds like the kid is a product of our abysmal education system which is more interested in safe spaces,, and dummies and diapers for the poor children in their classes.. It was assualt... and that is how people who assult get treated... but he will get off and will end up a spoilt rich boy as he will keep the money and will probably say it is to compensate for his pain and suffering,,,,.. He should sue which ever uni he is going to for producing a moron

    Posted by Not_A_DoDo on 20 Mar 2019

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    Melanie

    That boy was just doing it for attention and to boost he's social media profile he should be charged with assault

    Posted by Melanie on 18 Mar 2019

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    Solomon63

    If people think Senator Frazer Anning, is being both Racist and Islam phobic, They should 1. Write a letter to their local Federal member asking he be removed and cc. to Federal Parliament, https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Senators_Interes ts/reports/022012/c01 and 2. sign the petition asking he be removed as we Australians Hold our Parliamentary Senators to a high standard. In regard to the 17 year old boy who egged him, Assault is Assault he should be charged as an adult, what everyone who thinks, ohh, the poor boy he is an adult and should be charged as an adult. because he broke the law.

    Posted by Solomon63 on 18 Mar 2019

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    Moongold

    Freedom of speech and opinion is a total legal and Constitutional RIGHT for all Australians and New Zealanders, Americans and other western countries. There has been NO legal offence on the senator's part. If we are stripped of these rights we will be open to be manipulated by anyone and anything that crosses our path.

    Posted by Moongold on 19 Mar 2019

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    Ulysses

    I like your post Solomon .... but half way ... the latter half. 17 year olds are NOT poor "boys" ... or "girls" ... they are young adults. Add 1 year to their age, & they are legally Adults, able to get a mortgage, consume alcohol, join the Armed Services and defend our country. At 17 ... or less now I think ... they start on getting their driver's licences, this kid assaulted a person .... I absolutely agree assault is assault, if he had done that to an Ambo, or a Copper, or a Nurse, or you or I, he'd be charged ..... there is NO EXCUSE for him doing that to a Politician ... they are people too, regardless of their views or political persuasions.

    Posted by Ulysses on 18 Mar 2019

  • [5] [7]
    Gerry19

    There should never be racist Senators in government we have too many, then he went off to a gun show after that hate speech. He even insulted the PM, the boy should not have been violently tackled that was was over done. He was no threat Annings assault on the boy he should be charged.

    Posted by Gerry19 on 18 Mar 2019

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    Matthew

    Come on people is it not "Australian" to admire even idolise ratbags and under dogs? Egg boy is a champion not unlike Ned Kelly who most Aussies have admiration for.

    Posted by Matthew on 18 Mar 2019

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    Andrew

    Anning is already being dealt with for his comments. The kid only did it for the likes/social media recognition. Senator shouldn't have punched the kid but too bad, it wouldn't have happened if he didn't instigate.

    Posted by Andrew on 18 Mar 2019

  • [4] [11]
    Devalera

    Politician's bunch of w**kers that guy should go to jail for assault and that kid only did one thing wrong by breaking an egg on his head instead of punching him out

    Posted by Devalera on 18 Mar 2019

  • [10] [1]
    Phil_k

    Bottom line is that they both crossed a line, I find it astounding that our notoriously left leaning media are supporting this boy who at the end of the day, broke the law. Any one who thinks that his behaviour was acceptable is living a lie themselves. I would not condone the comments made by the senator, nor his retaliation to the attack, but at the end of the day, it was just that, an attack. On the one hand, people state that tolerance is critical in our modern world, but those same people then launch in to a totally intolerant barrage of abuse because they feel "THEY" are justified. Newsflash folks, thats 'A' grade hypocracy.

    Posted by Phil_k on 18 Mar 2019

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    primadonna

    Bottom line is that Mr Anning is a mature man and a senator at that. It is Mr Anning from whom we should expect a shining example of professional conduct. Sadly he conducted himself like a common thug. Conduct NOT fitting for senator. I support the boy. Throwing a egg is not an assault it is a graphic and quick expression of strong feelings.It is fitting for a young boy. There is 0 harm to anyone as a result of having an egg in their face. There is potential serious harm resulting from being punched in the head. TWICE!

    Posted by primadonna on 18 Mar 2019

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    Moongold

    No, the senator merely spoke his own personal opinion - and that is the LEGAL and CONSTITUTIONAL right of ALL Australians, and thank God for it. There are those who are trying to eradicate these rights but when they do, be prepared for total control over all citizens by government and whoever else wishes to use it. You don't realise the importance of these rights, primadonna.

    Posted by Moongold on 19 Mar 2019

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    dih

    That disrespectful young boy did not get punched in the head at all - as Mr Anning said he got a slap in the face something his mother probably should have done years ago and I totally agree, he showed no respect for an adult and a Senator to boot. Sadly this is the common thread with most teenagers these days, no respect for anybody, think they know everything, they get away with breaking the law, committing crimes, getting multiple slaps on the wrist and warnings from the Children's Court every time they appear, protesting when they should be at school, the list goes on and on, no wonder our society is what it is today, shameful! Certainly not enough parents acting like parents and dishing out some good old fashioned discipline, too many parents wanting to be their kids "best friend" not a parent or role model. I applaud Mr Anning for putting this kid in his place, I would be mortified if any child of mine behaved so disrespectfully either in or out of the public eye, having an egg smashed in your head is a physical assault and insult - Mr Anning's response of slapping him across the face should be interpreted as "How dare you insult and disrespect me!!" Totally support Mr Anning in this instance.

    Posted by dih on 18 Mar 2019

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    David

    Anning was only telling the truth, the young guy had no right doing what he did, try learning some manners young prick!!!!

    Posted by David on 18 Mar 2019

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    dih

    Gee I thought that I was possibly one of the last people in Australia that thought Anning put him right in his place, disrespectful little jerk!!!

    Posted by dih on 18 Mar 2019

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    Moongold

    No, there are many who see it the right way, just as you have, dih! All the senator did was speak his opinion - a totally legal and Constitutional right for ALL Australian citizens, thank God.

    Posted by Moongold on 19 Mar 2019

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    Gerry19

    Make sure you vote for these racists it is people like you that cause disunity in Australia.

    Posted by Gerry19 on 18 Mar 2019

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    lisa170

    Two wrongs don't make a right. As much as I would dearly dearly love to crack a few eggs on that idiot's stupid ugly head, its just not ok. It was definitely overkill with how many grown men took him down. I Just hope Anning gets kicked out of politics and then maybe struck by lightning.

    Posted by lisa170 on 18 Mar 2019

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    intransigent

    Assault goes both ways. Charge them both or none!!

    Posted by intransigent on 18 Mar 2019

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    Leona

    I agree with other comments. Senator Anning is inciting anger and hatred and should be removed from parliament... but I don't agree with what the boy did to him either.

    Posted by Leona on 18 Mar 2019

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    Likeable

    I agree with Paula ignore Anning he will go away. It is not right for the boy to do this and shows lack of respect even though the other party does not deserve respect. Two wrongs do not make a right. The next thing people will be doing it all over Australia if the boy gets away with it. There are plenty of politicians that I can think of that people could do this too.

    Posted by Likeable on 18 Mar 2019

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    Paula

    Since when do we attack people we don't agree with? Aren't we all becoming a little violent? Fraser Anning should simply be ignored. He is there by default and won't be there after the election. He is a waste of space, but why demean yourself by egging him. I wouldn't approve of my children doing anything like it. I neither saw or heard what Anning said and all the egging did was bring it to everyone's attention. What better result for Anning than having everyone talking about him and what he said. The very best way to treat people such as him is to ignore them. Don't give him oxygen or air space.

    Posted by Paula on 18 Mar 2019

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    primadonna

    Since forever, Paula. Ever heard the expression "having an egg in your face" as a way of telling someone they disgraced or made a fool of themselves?

    Posted by primadonna on 18 Mar 2019

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    Christopher

    Anning deserved to get the egg and his response indicated how ignorant he is and he deserves to be punished for his behaviour.

    Posted by Christopher on 18 Mar 2019

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    primadonna

    Yes! Words of wisdom, Christopher

    Posted by primadonna on 18 Mar 2019

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    Joanne

    Security in the vicinity should have been more robust to prevent the incident getting to the stage it did.

    Posted by Joanne on 18 Mar 2019

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    ray

    absolutely,self defence

    Posted by ray on 18 Mar 2019

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    mallee

    The boy should be punished..

    Posted by mallee on 18 Mar 2019

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    Ash8

    I think the boy acted stupidly but his idea was sound

    Posted by Ash8 on 18 Mar 2019

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    Ngapera

    Well his balls were as big as those eggs he smashed on that Aholes head. Ahole is entitled to his opinion, but so is egg boy, Ahole is a public official, egg boy isnt, he is a kid that is so tough it took 5 grown ass males to hold him down. Who is the punk now, the world loves egg boy and so do I.

    Posted by Ngapera on 18 Mar 2019

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    primadonna

    Well said, Ngapera. Finally someone with sound mind unpolluted by the idiocy of pollitical correctness.It is beyond me how anyone can equate an egg in the face by a boy with full on fist assault by a mature man bearing the title of Senator!.

    Posted by primadonna on 18 Mar 2019

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    dih

    The little jerk was slapped in the face with an open hand, it was far from a full on fist assault - the jerk probably fell over from shock because he's never had his arse slapped by his parents.

    Posted by dih on 18 Mar 2019

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    jodie737

    Wow, so many like minded people on here rather than Facebook. I can’t believe the amount of people saying yay about the young boys actions. It’s not ok for the senator to be a senator with those beliefs, ha can have them but he should not be allowed to represent the people of Australia. Or is it ok that he hit the boy. But it not ok for the boy to smash an egg on his head either. That’s the whole point isn’t it. Don’t incite violence! What is this world coming too, when you make this opinion of peace instead of violence, and people troll you for believing in basic decency. It’s doing my head in.

    Posted by jodie737 on 18 Mar 2019

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    Sharni

    Eggboi for Prime Minister!

    Posted by Sharni on 18 Mar 2019

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    azu

    That kid is nothing but a little shit with no respect. He's not hero of mine! An absolute embarrassment. If he was my child I would take him to jail myself. He is showing that he is just as intolerant as the gunman in NZ because he doesn't respect other people's right to FREEDOM of SPEECH, FREEDOM of OPINION, and FREEDOM of BELIEF that we can still exercise here in Australia!!!

    Posted by azu on 18 Mar 2019

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    Likeable

    Well said azu. B.

    Posted by Likeable on 18 Mar 2019

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    David

    Both are in the wrong, Anning for taking the law into his own hands, and the boy for breaking the egg on Anning's head. If the boy was not restrained, he would have run away, a coward, not willing to accept responsibility for his actions. Anning, a Senator for Queensland, should have known better, a Senator, a leader in our democratic society, hitting the boy twice. Throw them both in jail.

    Posted by David on 18 Mar 2019

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    Lorraine

    First of all, I think Anning should be removed from Parliament. I don't think he should be punished for retaliating, because I think it is instinctive to react. However, he would have probably have continued to attack the young man if able. The young man did what a lot of people would have liked to do. However, it is against the law, so maybe he should get a reprimand. The thugs who subdued him were a little too enthusiastic and should be punished.

    Posted by Lorraine on 18 Mar 2019

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    Moongold

    Why should the senator be removed from office simply because he observed his LEGAL and CONSTITUTIONAL right to freedom of opinion and speech? The entire event has become absurd! He has done NOTHING wrong. How would you feel if you weren't allowed to say what YOU believe or think? It's what has given you the right to even post your comment on this page!

    Posted by Moongold on 19 Mar 2019

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    super88

    Egg boy was in the wrong. What I saw in the video was.- After the egging and being struck by what appeared to be a glancing blow egg- boy maintained an agressive posture,did not back away kept fimiing, and appeared to attempt to retaliate to having been struck, but was rapidly restrained. What did egg-boy expect “ oh, that’s OK , he is just a teenage little boy !”

    Posted by super88 on 18 Mar 2019

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    azu

    Yep, I agree with you totally! If that was my kid I would kick his @ss to china!

    Posted by azu on 18 Mar 2019

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    Likeable

    Wow azu that is a long way. LOL. I agree.

    Posted by Likeable on 18 Mar 2019

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    Max

    The answer should be obvious. Senator Anning just released a statement, the boy physically attacked her. It appears that some people are happy to reward criminal acts as long as they are consistent with their political ideology. There are others that want to make illegal any statement that disagrees with their political inclination.

    Posted by Max on 18 Mar 2019