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Man Confronts Senator Fraser Anning at Melbourne Airport Over Christchurch Shooting Comments

A man confronted an Australian senator for making anti-Muslim remarks after New Zealand mass shooting

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MELBOURNE, Australia (CIRCA via STORYFUL) -- Conservative independent Queensland Senator Fraser Anning was confronted at Melbourne Airport on Saturday, March 16, following anti-Muslim remarks he made in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

In this video, Melbourne man Ali Bidiri approaches Anning at the airport and asks the senator repeatedly if he felt remorse, slinging insults at him as he follows him to the gate.

Earlier in the day, the senator was egged by a teenager at a supporter event in Moorabbin. Anning retaliated by striking out at the teen, who was arrested and then released without charge.

On Friday, Anning was widely criticized for tweeting and issuing a press release that said “the real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program, which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.”

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reacted on Twitter, saying the Senator’s views had “no place in Australia, let alone the Australian parliament.”

By Sunday morning, close to 800,000 people had signed a Change.org petition to remove Anning from parliament.

Anning is known for his anti-Muslim, far-right views and was removed from Katter’s Australian Party in October 2018 for “racist” views.

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