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The Latest: Friend says suspect not a racist

The Latest: Friend says suspect not a racistOPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The Latest on fires at black churches in Louisiana. (all times local):



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Teen eggs an Australian official after his racist reaction to the New Zealand shooting

Teen eggs an Australian official after his racist reaction to the New Zealand shootingOne Australian teen gave the world a much-needed moment of catharsis on Saturday, egging Australian senator Fraser Anning over his reaction to the horrific Christchurch, New Zealand mass shooting and taking a punch in the face for his efforts. Video of the incident, showing the teen sliding up behind Anning while he spoke to reporters, immediately went viral. The teen splats an egg on the back of Anning's head, filming the whole thing with his phone, which prompted Anning to spin around and throw a punch at the kid. > Someone has just slapped an egg on the back of Australian Senator Fraser Anning's head, who immediately turned around and punched him in the face. @politicsabc @abcnews pic.twitter.com/HkDZe2rn0X> > — Henry Belot (@Henry_Belot) March 16, 2019The egging was almost certainly in response to Anning's awful statement to the New Zealand mosque shootings, which killed 49 people on Friday. SEE ALSO: Police urge people to stop sharing that Christchurch shooter video onlineIn the wake of the tragedy, Anning issued a statement directly blaming Muslim immigrants for the attacks, saying, "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."> After the devastating attacks on mosques in Christchurch today, this is Queensland Senator Fraser Anning's response auspol pic.twitter.com/eLKzIXjBcQ> > — Felicity Caldwell (@fel_caldwell) March 15, 2019The grotesque response, as well as statements he made on Saturday about the killer, are so steeped in Islamophobia and racism that a single egg seems far too kind. Punching the kid multiple times also seems like a poor response but here we are. So now the teen, punch to the face and all, has quickly become the latest internet folk hero. There's even a GoFundMe fundraiser for the teen because of course there is. Aiming to raise $ 2,000 for him to pay any potential legal fees and "buy more eggs," it had eclipsed $ 5,000 by 11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Saturday morning. And Twitter responded in kind, too.> If Fraser Anning didn't want to get slapped with an egg, he shouldn't have allowed eggs into his country. t.co/gfMNYsZjWn> > — Zing Tsjeng (@misszing) March 16, 2019> The new avengers movie looks sick eggboy EggANazi eggboi @fraser_anning pic.twitter.com/ABffD4ZAwc> > — Austin Carlile (@AustinJCarlile) March 16, 2019> The guy who threw his shoes at Bush/the Australian kid who egged that fascist senator 2020> > — Paul Blest (@pblest) March 16, 2019According to media reports, the teen was released by police without any charges being filed. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison condemned Anning's comments, tweeting that they "have no place in Australia." > The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting. Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament.> > — Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) March 15, 2019In the wake of the attacks, several efforts are underway to support the local Muslim community in Christchurch, including one by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Following 2 hate-inspired shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people, the Muslim community in Pittsburgh raised thousands of dollars in support.  WATCH: A 16-year-old girl is on her way to become the first ballerina to wear a hijab



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Police identify racist suspect in New Zealand's terror attack that killed 49

Police identify racist suspect in New Zealand's terror attack that killed 49In Christchurch, New Zealand, a self-described racist is accused of opening fire in 2 mosques, killing 49. A manifesto has been found.



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Meadows and Tlaib hug and make up on House floor after ‘racist’ charges

Meadows and Tlaib hug and make up on House floor after ‘racist’ chargesMark Meadows and Rashida Tlaib reconciled on the House floor. Meadows attempting to discredit testimony by Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, that the president was a “racist.” Meadows expressed outrage and asked for Tlaib’s comments to be stricken from the record.



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Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen ‘to offer new details' of president’s alleged racist language and collusion with Russia

Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen ‘to offer new details' of president’s alleged racist language and collusion with RussiaMichael Cohen plans to tell US lawmakers that Donald Trump asked him several times about a proposed skyscraper project in Moscow long after he secured the Republican presidential nomination, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Mr Trump’s former personal lawyer said that Mr Trump was enquiring about the project as late as June 2016, which could suggest he remained personally interested in a business venture in Russia well into his candidacy. Cohen, scheduled to report to prison in May, has already said he briefed Mr Trump on the project in June 2016.



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France Says Internet Platforms Could Be Fined for Racist Content

France Says Internet Platforms Could Be Fined for Racist ContentPresident Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday night told the annual meeting of France’s largest Jewish organization that a law could be presented in May in response to a recent spate of anti-Semitic incidents. “There will be an obligation for results: if the content is not taken down then there will be a fine, and a large fine,” Mahjoubi said on France Info radio.



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Poland Demands Israeli Response Over ‘Racist’ Holocaust Comments

Poland Demands Israeli Response Over ‘Racist’ Holocaust CommentsMorawiecki canceled sending a delegation to Jerusalem, where he was slated to meet his counterparts from the Visegrad Group of eastern European nations Monday, after Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu was reported as saying last week that the Polish nation cooperated with Nazi occupiers during World War II. While Israel clarified that Netanyahu had been talking about “individuals, and not the whole nation” collaborating with the Nazis, the comments drew swift reaction from the government in Warsaw, which has passed laws criminalizing the act of blaming Poland or its people for wartime crimes committed against Jews and other minorities.



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Virginia governor vows not to resign over racist incident

Virginia governor vows not to resign over racist incidentVirginia's embattled Democratic governor vowed in an interview on Monday not to resign over revelations that he wore blackface at a 1980s party.



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Blackface and black eye: Louisiana police department latest embroiled in racist scandal

Blackface and black eye: Louisiana police department latest embroiled in racist scandalThe police department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, apologized after a photo surfaced showing two officers in blackface during a 1993 sting operation.



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Virginia governor vows not to resign over racist incident

Virginia governor vows not to resign over racist incidentVirginia’s embattled Democratic governor vowed in an interview on Monday not to resign over revelations that he wore blackface at a 1980s party, as a web of scandals enveloped three top party officials. A Democratic state lawmaker, meanwhile, said on Twitter that he would not move immediately on his call over the weekend for impeachment proceedings against Virginia’s lieutenant governor, who has been accused of sexually assaulting two women, charges he has denied. Party leaders in the state and across the nation have now called for Governor Ralph Northam and Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax over their separate accusations.



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