A teenager has cracked an egg on an Australian senator who sparked outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the Christchurch mosque shootings.
Television cameras caught a 17-year-old boy break the egg on Fraser Anning's head whilst filming it on his phone.
Mr Anning retaliated by punching the boy twice and grabbing his throat, before the boy is pinned down by onlookers.
Police said the boy was arrested, but was released without charge pending a further investigation. No motive was offered for the egg attack.
The ruckus came after Mr Anning tweeted "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?" in the wake of a mass shooting on Friday which left around 49 dead.
Many have since hailed the teenager a hero, branding him "egg boy".
Twitter user Carly Heading wrote: "A teenager has egged Senator Fraser Anning following his disgusting comments in the wake of the Christchurch shooting. Australia has a new hero, thank you egg boy."
Another posted: "I want to marry egg boy. Australian of the year".
Mr Anning was condemned for his comments by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
"In his conflation of this horrendous terrorist attack with issues of immigration, in his attack on Islamic faith specifically - these comments are appalling and they're ugly and they have no place in Australia, in the Australian Parliament," Mr Morrison said.
"He should be, frankly, ashamed of himself."