Canberra, MINA – Will Connolly, an Australian teenager who knocked eggs on the head of former right-wing senator Fraser Anning, handed over AUS$ 100,000 to victims of Christchurch terrorist attack.
Connolly or known as “Egg Boy”, said the money was collected through crowdfunding actually, to cover legal costs he might face after breaking egg to Anning’s head on March 16.
“For the victims of tragedy, I wholeheartedly hope this can ease your burden,” Connolly said as quoted from abcnews.net.au, Wednesday.
The funding project was actually intended to help with legal fees that Connolly might face if Anning sued him. However, Connolly promised to donate it to Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support.
“I decided to donate all the money to help ease the burden of victims, it was not for me to save,” he wrote on his Instagram.
Anning was criticized by various countries after blaming the massacre of worshipers in Christchurch which killed 51 people on Muslim migration to Western countries.
He was officially denounced by Australian Senate because of his statement but refused to apologize.
Connolly said he had knocked egg to Anning’s head because of his statement, but admitted it was not the right thing to do.
This Melbourne teenager received an official warning from the police, while Anning was considered taking self-defense when he punched Connolly. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)