New Zealand website EventFinda has shut down the promotion of a white supremacist rally in Dunedin after it was posted last night.
The National Front New Zealand used an EventFinda account to advertise a White New Zealand and Our Future rally at Queens Gardens and despitetaking it down today, EventFinda has been accused of supporting the rally after allegedly originally ignoring concerns from the public.
Dunedin resident Phil Wheeler took to Twitter saying his complaint had been ignored and that EventFinda blocked him.
However, EventFInda CEO James McGlinn told the Herald the offending advertisement was taken down within "minutes" and that any complaints had been dealt with swiftly.
"We are aware of the situation and their account has been suspended.
"EventFinda has policies around the kind of content we allow. Content that is not suitable for a wide audience or could be seen promoting racial disharmony or hate speech is something that we will make effort not to see published on our platform.
"Our philosophy has been to make as little noise about these guys as absolutely possible."
The Herald understands that the group has tried to promote their rallies on a number of platforms.
The New Zealand National Front say they aim to become one day become a political party and believe in free speech and the freedom of association.
They believe a multicultural New Zealand could lead to white genocide.
The pro-white group also promotes "European New Zealanders Day", "Flag Day" and "international Fight White Genocide propaganda" events.
National Front claims it is not a white supremacist organisation.