“Egg boy” goes viral after incident

Tarik Urvina, Staff Writer

At least 50 people were killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The 28-year-old Australian gunman, Branton Tarrant, has been charged with murder and will remain in custody until April 15.

Tarrant entered the two mosques on Mar. 15 and streamed live from social media the horrific attacks on the Al Noor and Linwood mosque.

Tarrant is a far-right extremist and shared his ideologies in an 87-page manifesto on 8chan, an online forum where people share extremist messages and support mass shootings.

Tarrant expressed his admiration for other extremists and mass shooters, like Dylan Roof and Anders Breivik, who were responsible for mass murders in North Carolina back in 2015 and Norway in 2011.

In his manifesto, he [Tarrant] also gives explanations for the attacks on the mosques and shares anti-Muslim and anti-immigrants’ sentiments.

How is it possible that someone whose ancestors migrated from the UK to Australia years ago has anti-immigrants’ ideas?

Tarrant refers to immigrants as invaders. Ironic, isn’t it? Especially if you know about the history of Australia and their native Aboriginals.

The growth of minority populations and so called “white genocide” are some of the few motives for the mass murders.

While leaders around the world including President Donald Trump expressed their solidarity and support for New Zealand, there was one man who blamed the terrorist attacks on the Muslims.

Far-right Australian senator Frasor Anning said that the shootings in Christchurch were the results of Muslim immigration into New Zealand.

Anning tweeted “The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to immigrate to New Zealand in the first place”

In other words, the victims should have stayed in their countries and nothing would have happened. Even after the horrific attacks, Anning couldn’t hide his racist beliefs and show his solidarity to the victims.

The 17-year-old William Conolly, alias “Egg Boy,” did what we all would have done in this situation. Smacking an egg on the head of the senator.

The ‘incident’’ happened when Anning was talking on livestream to a few reporters.

The senator reacted immediately by punching Connolly twice in his face before some of his bodyguards tackled the teenager and put him in a chokehold.

The video of the senator being egged went viral immediately and has millions of views on YouTube already and many more on other social media outlets.

The “Egg boy” was trending on Twitter and has gained fans all over the world. His supporters started a GoFundMe-campaign to collect donations to cover Connolly’s legal fees and to buy more eggs.

The official goal was to reach $2000 but the campaign has already reached more than 17.000 Australian dollars.

Conolly was released by the Victoria Police but his case is still being investigated.

There may be consequences for Anning too as more than 1.5 million people have signed a petition to have the senator removed from the Australian Parliament.

Conolly has posted a video online to explain that he is doing well and had one last message.

“Don’t egg politicians. You get tackled by 30 brogans at the same time. I learned it the hard way.”