A protester has egged Prime Minister Scott Morrison while he was campaigning ahead of the federal election.
Mr Morrison was at a Country Women’s Association event in Albury as part of his campaign trail when a young woman was taken away after hitting the PM with an egg.
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 alleged attacker was quickly ushered away by security.
Mr Morrison helped the visibly upset victim to her feet.
Outside the venue, she 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.
In a tweet Mr Morrison said his concern was for the older lady who was knocked over during the incident.
"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 tweeted.
He broadened his attack to unionists in a second tweet.
“We will stand up to thuggery whether it’s these cowardly activists who have no respect for anyone, or militant unionists standing over small businesses and their employees on work sites,” he tweeted.
We will stand up to thuggery whether it’s these cowardly activists who have no respect for anyone, or militant unionists standing over small businesses and their employees on work sites.— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) May 7, 2019
NSW Police told Yahoo News Australia a 25-year-old woman was in custody following the incident at Albury Entertainment Centre.
Police enquiries are continuing and no charges have been laid.
The latest attack comes after controversial independent Senator Fraser Anning was egged following controversial comments he made in the wake of the terror attack in Christchurch.
Senator Anning blamed the attack on mosques in New Zealand, which killed 49 people, on Muslim immigration.
“As always, left-wing politicians and the media will rush to claim that the causes of today’s shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views but this is all cliched nonsense,” the senator said in a statement.
“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.”
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