'Egg boy' Will Connolly donates $100000 to help mosque attack survivors

'Egg boy' Will Connolly donates $100000 to help mosque attack survivors

The money has come through two GoFundMe pages that were established by other people after Connolly cracked an egg on the head of far-right senator Fraser Anning. Fraser Anning, who had blamed the massacre on immigration policies that "allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place".

Will Connolly took matters into his own hands after Mr Anning released a statement essentially "victim-blaming" in the wake of the mosque shootings which were broadcast live on Facebook.

Connolly confronted the senator from behind as he gave a press conference in Melbourne on 16 March.

"For those of you who don't know", Will Connelly wrote on Instagram, "there were 2 Go Fund Me pages set up to help cover the cost of my legal fees and to "buy more eggs".

Connolly was issued with an official caution by police, which occurred at a rally in Melbourne.

Police also investigated Mr Anning, who struck the teen twice after being egged, however they found he had acted in self-defence.

In vision from the incident, Connolly was seen being violently tackled to the ground by Anning's supporters - which sparked the launch of multiple fundraising campaigns to support the teenager.

He added: "To the victims of the Tragedy, I whole heartedly hope that this can bring some relief to you".

Another protester drew considerably less public support for throwing an egg at Prime Minister Scott Morrison earlier this month.

"I understand what I did was not the right thing to do, however, this egg has united people, and money has been raised, tens of thousands of dollars has been raised for those victims", he told The Project Australia.

Fifty-one people lost their lives in the shootings at two mosques in the city.

He failed to win a new term in the Senate at Australia's general election on 18 May.

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