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October 19, 2019
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Australia’s ‘Egg Boy’ donates A$100,000 to NZ attack survivors

SYDNEY, Australia: An Australian teenager who broke an egg on a controversial far-right senator’s head has donated almost A$100,000 (£55,000; US $69,000) to survivors of the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Will Connolly, 17, egged Fraser Anning in March and people online dubbed him as “Egg Boy” and flood him with donations to pay his legal expenses.
Anning’s comments sparked widespread outrage and condemnation in Australia, the home nation of Brenton Tarrant, the man charged with murder in connection with the terrorist shootings at two New Zealand mosques that killed over 50 people. Anning was formally censured by Australia’s Senate in April for his “appalling” remarks, made on the day of the shootings.
Connolly confronted the senator from behind as he gave a press conference in Melbourne on March 16.
Footage of the clash went viral. It showed Anning slapping the teenager boy before his supporters tackled the teenager to the ground.

Online fundraising campaigns were set up for Connolly, widely dubbed “Egg boy”, to “buy more eggs” and to cover potential legal fees.
Police chose not to press any charges last month, instead of giving the teenager an “official caution”. Police said  Anning had acted in self-defence.
On Tuesday, Connolly announced that he had transferred “all monies” to New Zealand charities in charge of official fundraising efforts.
“To the victims of the tragedy, I wholeheartedly hope that this can bring some relief to you,” he said.
In footage shot by Connolly that went viral, Anning is left with raw egg dripping down his back and the front of his shirt at a Melbourne news conference.