Someone Has Just Egged PM Scott Morrison
NSW Police have announced that a 25 year old woman is in custody after throwing an egg at the Prime Minister in Albury.
Police are expected to address the media soon
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been "egged" at a Country Women's Association function in Albury.
BREAKING. The moment a young woman is wrestled away after trying to egg @ScottMorrisonMP at a #CWA event in Albury. Protestor knocked over an elderly woman. #AUSVotes19 #auspol @10NewsFirst pic.twitter.com/afQ8Q9g8QE— Jonathan Lea (@JonathanLea10) May 7, 2019
.@tomwconnell: It looks like the egg basically bounces straight off @ScottMorrisonMP. This has just happened at the Country Women's Association.— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) May 7, 2019
MORE: https://t.co/cnxAXrLKY3 #newsday pic.twitter.com/X1YUyWrvQC
This girl says she’s sorry an older woman got caught up in the debacle - she brought a 6 pack of eggs pic.twitter.com/EHWxSBCdVb— Domanii Cameron (@domaniicameron) May 7, 2019
Television footage of the incident shows a young woman wearing a beanie and wielding a six-pack of eggs attempting to crack an egg on Mr Morrison's head.
The prime minister reacted as if an object or a hand touched his head, but the egg appears to have flown over his head and was later found whole and unbroken.
An older woman at the function was knocked to the ground and the attacker was quickly ushered away by security.
Outside the venue, the protester told reporters she didn't mean to knock the other woman down.
"I don't want to give a report, no thank you. I've got to go to work. No comment," she told reporters.
She denied using violence, describing the action as "the most harmless thing you can do".
It's understood the young woman was protesting the coalition government's asylum seeker policy.
Mr Morrison came to the aid of the woman who had been knocked over.
My concern about today’s incident in Albury was for the older lady who was knocked off her feet. I helped her up and gave her a hug. Our farmers have to put up with these same idiots who are invading their farms and their homes.— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) May 7, 2019
"My concern about today's incident in Albury was for the older lady who was knocked off her feet," the prime minister later tweeted.
"I helped her up and gave her a hug. Our farmers have to put up with these same idiots who are invading their farms and their homes."
He broadened his attack to unionists in a second tweet.