UPDATE: Senator Fraser Anning has been involved in an ugly altercation with a teenager at a speaking event in Melbourne.

The man who was yesterday roundly criticised for his comments on the Christchurch massacre was egged at an organised event where protestors and supporters of the controversial identity clashed in wild scenes.

Senator Anning was being interviewed by a Melbourne newspaper reporter at Moorabin when a teenager broke a raw egg over the back of his head.

A shocked Senator Anning turned towards the teenager and slapped at him with an open hand in the face. He lashed out at the teen a second time as the pair were separated.

The teen was held down and questioned by officials before being led away by police. He was later released without charge pending further investigations.

After the teen was hauled away, a supporter to the senator the "younger generation" was "taking up the fight".

Senator Anning responded: "Well he's obviously a little on the crazy side, but yeah."

Far-right activist Neil Erikson was involved in tackling the teen to the ground, according to The Age. He shouted at organisers to remove the protestor and to remove reporters.

"Get the journalist out of here ... If you don't like, get out," he said.

A tweet shared by ABC journalist Paul Barry showed the teen being carried away. A supporter of Senator Anning held the boy in a tight headlock and told him: "You are nothing but a weak human f***ing being."

Barry went on to say Senator Anning can "resign from parliament as soon as he cleans (the egg) off".

The clash followed a scathing response to Senator Anning's press release in which he appeared to deflect responsibility for Friday's attack from the gunmen to New Zealand's immigration program.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison slammed the Queensland senator's comments, as did both sides of politics and the mainstream media.

Piers Morgan wrote: "Are you f***ing kidding me? This guy is an Australian senator? SHAME on you @fraser_anning.

"I hope your fellow Australians respond to this disgusting statement with the same blind fury I am feeling."

News.com.au political reporter Sam Clench wrote: "The Australian senator currently spewing racist garbage in response to the New Zealand mosque attack got 19 votes at the last election. Nineteen. Maybe we need to rethink our electoral system."


EARLIER: CONTROVERSIAL Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has been egged by a young man in Victoria.

Mr Anning, who drew swift condemnation after appearing to blame the victims in yesterday's Christchurch mosque massacre, retaliated by striking the culptin to the head.

The incident happened at the end of a talk by Mr Anning at a meeting in Melbourne.

Footage shows what appears to be a teenager standing next to Anning before breaking an egg on top of his head.

His was quickly dragged to the ground and held in a choke hold by several of Mr Anning's supporters who lay on top of him.

One man can be heard telling them to take the hand off the young man's throat.

The culprit was later led away by police.