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Australia‘It was extremely popular’: Hundreds egg ‘Fraser Anning’ picture during an event at Canberra Comedy Festival

22:30  21 march  2019
22:30  21 march  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Hundreds of people have queued to egg a life-sized picture of Senator Fraser Anning at an event at Canberra Comedy Festival.

The portrait of Senator Anning was hung up in the foyer of the Canberra Theatre Centre, on Wednesday night, during The Chaser's War On History show.

The attraction was an 're-imagining' of the now infamous egging incident last Saturday, which saw teenager Will Connolly crack an egg on the controversial politician's head  during a Conservative National Party Meeting, in Melbourne.

‘It was extremely popular’: Hundreds egg ‘Fraser Anning’ picture during an event at Canberra Comedy Festival© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The portrait was set up outside in the foyer of the Canberra Theatre Centre on Wednesday night - audience members were then encouraged to egg the controversial Senator

The incident was captured on video and showed supporters of Senator Anning's wrestle Connolly to the ground before holding him in a head lock.

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During the Chaser's show, comedian Charles Firth was seen inviting audience members up on stage to throw an egg at giant portrait of Mr Anning.

And after the show finished, audience members filed out of the auditorium to find the same poster stuck to a fence with stewards encouraging everyone to have a go.

The Chaser team bought 1,000 eggs for punters to throw at Mr Anning.

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'It was extremely popular,' one attendee wrote on social media.

In footage uploaded to social media punters can be seen passionately throwing eggs the photo of Mr Anning.

A comedy worker can be heard ordering the crowd to move on in order for everyone to be able to have a go.

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The egging of Mr Anning has been a hugely debated topic not only in Australia but internationally.

In the wake of the Christchurch terror attack last Friday, Mr Anning blamed immigration as the reason behind the massacre, which saw 50 people lose their lives.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Canberra Comedy Festival for comment.

‘It was extremely popular’: Hundreds egg ‘Fraser Anning’ picture during an event at Canberra Comedy Festival© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Senator Fraser Anning (pictured) caused uproar over his statement he released just one day after the Christchurch mosque massacre where he blamed Muslim immigration for the terror attacks that claimed the lives of 50 ‘It was extremely popular’: Hundreds egg ‘Fraser Anning’ picture during an event at Canberra Comedy Festival© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Audience members were encouraged to egg Mr Anning's portrait during the Canberra Comedy Festival (pictured)
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