The West Australian
Sunday March 17, 2019
The teenager at the centre of an egg attack on controversial Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has inspired people to reach into their pockets and donate more than $25,000 in support of him.There are several Go Fund Me pages set up to help Will Connolly, dubbed ‘Eggboy’ online in the wake of yesterday’s attack. One one page has raise almost $25,000 in less than 24 hours. Others have raised tallies in the low thousands.
In a blurb on the page titled Money for EggBoi, Will was labelled as a “hero”.
It went on to say Will was committed to sending the majority of the money raised to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack.
It is unclear whether Will has been involved in any of the fundraising efforts. It’s not know if the pages are a scam or not.
The pages emerged after the 17-year-old cracked an egg on Senator Anning’s heard as a form of political protest during a far-right rally in Melbourne.
The 17-year-old has not been charged for the attack but Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the “full force of the law” should be applied to the senator for assaulting the teenager.
Video footage, in the player above, shows Anning retaliating quickly by striking the teen twice in the face, before his own adviser, Boston White, dragged him away.
A number of Anning’s supporters – including convicted criminal Neil Erikson – then grabbed the teen by the throat and threw him to the ground, and held him in a choke hold until police arrived.