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Australia’s ‘Egg boy’ donates almost $100,000 to Christchurch victims

Australia's 'Egg boy' donates almost $100,000 to Christchurch victims
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Written by Micah Stephenson

Remember Australia’s “Egg Boy”, the kid who cracked a raw egg over the head of a far-right senator head who tried to blame Muslim migration for the New Zealand mosque shootings? Well, the teen says he has now donated close to $100,000 to survivors of the Christchurch terrorist attack.

Will Connolly, 17, whose act gained him the nickname ‘Egg boy’ on social media , said he was flooded with donations from people around the world who wanted to pay for his legal expenses.

The egging came after Mr. Anning said the Christchurch attack highlighted “growing fear over an increasing Muslim presence” in Australian and New Zealand communities.

The brutal attack left 51 dead.

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

Footage of the egging and subsequent clash went viral. The video showed Mr. Anning punching the teenager and his supporter tackling Connolly to the ground.

The money comes from two GoFundMe set up by other people to cover his potential legal fees and to “buy more eggs” with.

The teenager said he did not end up paying any legal fees as he was represented pro bono. He later donated the money to the Christchurch Foundation group and Victims Support charity.

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Micah Stephenson

Our in-house writer for the ‘Latest News’ and ‘World’ category, Micah Stephenson, is known for his interest in news items and stories that affect the world we live in. He is responsible for churning out stories that promote conversations about the real world issues.