Man arrested after photographer punched at Fraser Anning press conference

A young man has been arrested after a fight broke out following a Fraser Anning press conference in Sydney's south.

A News Corp photographer had his T-shirt ripped during the confrontation involving a 19-year-old man now being questioned by police.

Senator Anning was in Cronulla on Friday to announce the Conservative National Party candidate for the prime minister's seat of Cook and part of his party's NSW ticket for the Senate.

NewsCorp photographer Dylan Robinson (right) and reporter Eliza Barr (centre) speak with police. Source: AAP
The 19-year-old being led away by police. Source: AAP

After the mid-morning press conference the 19-year-old man, believed to be a Fraser Anning supporter, allegedly levelled sexist and abusive comments at News journalist Eliza Barr.

Photographer Dylan Robinson followed him and attempted to take his photo before the young man pushed the camera away and allegedly lashed out at Robinson.

Senator Fraser Anning addresses the media on Friday. Source: AAP
Mr Robinson's shirt was ripped in the altercation. Source: AAP

Video footage shows the 19-year-old hitting the photographer in the face several times. The latter's shirt was ripped before the pair were separated.

Senator Anning was not in the vicinity and waiting on the opposite side of the park.

Officers were quickly on scene and the man was arrested and taken away for questioning.

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