Mar 19, 2019

"Egg boy" to give money raised for him to NZ mosque attack victims

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The Australian teenager struck by a senator after egging him will donate money raised in his honor to the New Zealand mosque attacks victims' funds.

The details: A fundraising page had raised more than $40,000 early Tuesday for Will Connolly — better known as "egg boy" for egging Sen. Fraser Anning after the politician blamed Muslim immigration for Friday's attacks. It was to cover his legal fees and help the 17-year-old buy "more eggs," but a page update said he'd give most of the money to the Christchurch victims. He's been flooded with kind gestures, including a tribute mural in his home city of Melbourne capturing the egg incident. Several Aussie bands have offered to give Connolly "free tickets for life." Connolly's lawyer told reporters he had "no intention of making a complaint or taking any action" agains Anning, but police were investigating the incident "in its entirety" —including Anning's actions.

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