UPDATE May 7 2019 4pm | New South Wales Police have now charged a woman who allegedly tried to egg Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Footage shows the woman attempting to smash an egg on the back of the PM’s head at a Country Women’s Association Conference in Albury.
But the egg didn’t crack and bounced off the PM’s head.
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The woman was escorted by security to the nearby Police station.
The 24-year-old has now been charged with common assault and possessing a prohibited drug after cannabis was allegedly found on her during a search.
She’s been granted condition bail to front Albury Local Court on May 27.
While being escorted to the Police station, the woman said she didn’t regret her actions and that the Prime Minister “deserved it.”
73-year-old Margaret Baxter was knocked down during the scuffle, landing on her hip.
She says she was shocked by the incident but was otherwise ok.
“My main concern was I recently had surgery on my stomach so my main concern was holding my stomach to make sure it didn’t get hit.”
Mr Morrison condemned the attack, saying there’s no place for that sort of behaviour.
“We’ve just got to disagree better about these things, just because you have a difference of view to someone, doesn’t mean you have to engage in these sort of ugly types of protests,” Mr Morrison told reporters.
“I mean it’s just not the way we should do things.
“What my concern for was for Margaret and the disregard this individual seemed to have for others who were in the room.”
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten also criticised the young woman’s actions.
“This is appalling and disgraceful behaviour,” Mr Shorten said.
“In Australia we have violence-free elections, people are allowed to protest peacefully but anything approaching violence is completely unacceptable.”
EARLIER May 7 2019 1pm | A WOMAN has been arrested, following an attack on the Prime Minister.
Scott Morrison was visiting a Country Women’s Association in Albury, in regional NSW, on Tuesday morning when the woman threw an egg towards him.
The PM ducked and wasn’t hit, however an older woman was knocked to the ground as security apprehended the woman.
Police have confirmed, a 25-year-old woman is now in custody.
EARLIER May 7 2019 11.40am | AN ELDERLY woman has been knocked to the ground, during an attempted attack on Scott Morrison in regional NSW.
A young woman, wearing a maroon beanie, launched an egg at the Prime Minister as he spoke with a group of women from the Albury branch of the Country Women’s Association on Tuesday.
According to Sky News, the PM ducked and the egg narrowly missed him.
The protester was tackled by security as she tried to get away.
The older woman was knocked to the ground in the scuffle and helped up by Mr Morrison, who took to Twitter soon after to condemn the behaviour.
“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,” the PM wrote.
He then went on to suggest the protester was a Vegan activist.
“Our farmers have to put up with these same idiots who are invading their farms and their homes.”
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
In a follow-up post he went on to call the woman a “cowardly activist”.
“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 just got egged – at the Country Women's Association of all places. pic.twitter.com/TlkPi4LnTg
— SBS News (@SBSNews) May 7, 2019
In March, Senator Fraser Anning was egged by a teenager following a speech in Melbourne.
He received major backlash for punching the teenager and allowing his supporters to pin him to the ground.
No charges were laid over the incident at the time.