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'Toxic pro-rape' group's New Zealand meetings to be targeted by protesters

Protests are being planned against "pro rape" group Return of the Kings which is holding several meetings around New Zealand over the weekend.

Dan Clemerson-Phillips is involved in organising the protest planned for Saturday.

Mr Clemerson-Phillips saying since making the announcement he's heard from around 300 men and women showing their support.

He is planning to peacefully occupy the location of the meeting on Saturday evening.

"What this person, (Daryush Vailzadeh the leader) is talking about is real toxic behaviour, it's got enough attention now there needs to be a counter voice," he says.

"Guys need to speak out more about men like this who have these horrific views of women, gay and transgender people.

I'm generally interested if this guy has any support or if he's swinging the lamp - John Palethorpe

"They need to be seen to be taking a stand against this type of behaviour."

Auckland man John Palethorpe is vowing to be at Aoeta Square on Saturday night to meet anyone gathering for the pro rape group Return of Kings.

Mr Palethorpe says the founder Daryush is a fantasist.

"I'm generally interested if this guy has any support or if he's swinging the lamp," he says.

The founder is asking like-minded Aucklanders to meet at Aotea Square at 8pm with the password being "where is the nearest pet shop".

Mr Palethorpe says he'll be there with a sign saying "pet shop closed" and is encouraging others to stand up for women and do the same.

What is Return of the Kings?

Return of the Kings is a neo-masculine group which believes women should be controlled by men.

Meetings of the Return of Kings group are being held in 44 international locations on February 6, including Auckland, Wellington, and Dunedin.

Valizadeh, reportedly believes rape should be legalised on private property.

On the group's website, a list of beliefs includes a woman's value depends on her fertility and beauty, and their emancipation has destroyed the family unit.

Women and gay men are barred from attending the international meet up day, and if a "pretty girl" turns up and tries to get in, members are told to "get her number and then tell her to buzz off".

Mr Valizadeh posted on Twitter yesterday that he was headed to Australia - drawing the wrath of fellow Twitter users.

"To all attractive Australian girls in age range of 18-22. I'm coming to your country and am free to meet for drinks," he posted.