An anti-transgender rights activist fired parting shots in New Zealand after she fled the country following mass protests.
Kelly-Jay Keene-Minshall was scheduled to perform at an event in Auckland on Saturday morning as part of her Let the Women Speak tour of Australia and New Zealand.
A British activist has held rallies in several cities across the country, alleging that the fight for transgender rights is silencing and discriminating against women.
Ms Keen-Minshall, also known as Posie Parker, visited Albert Park in Auckland but was quickly silenced by thousands of protesters.
She left the event after being interrupted and having a bottle of tomato juice poured over her head.
Hours later, she tweeted, calling the country “the worst place for women” and saying she “genuinely fears” for her life.
“I have to leave the worst place for women I have ever visited and they live there … I am so sorry that I can not do more,” she wrote.
“I sincerely thought that if I fell to the floor, I would never get up again.
“My children will lose their mother and my husband will lose his wife.”
Ms Keen-Minshall left New Zealand on Saturday evening, canceling a scheduled Sunday event in Wellington.
LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Auckland Pride dismissed Ms. Keene-Minshall’s comments, saying the counter-protests were a peaceful demonstration “too loud to be overcome.”
“We reject this version. We firmly believe that the show of unity, celebration and acceptance… was too loud to be overcome and the reason for her departure is not the action of any one individual,” the advocacy group said in a statement.
“We also reject any further physical threat to Parker from our community.
“This is a baseless rumor spread by those who feel defeated by today’s events.”
The performance tour drew widespread criticism in Australia after a speech in Melbourne was attended by white supremacist groups who performed the Nazi salute outside the Houses of Parliament.
The Victorian government was quick to say it would move to ban the Nazi salute within months, while Ms Keene-Minshall distanced herself from the display.
Prime Minister Dan Andrews tweeted that “ideology of evil” has no place in the state.
“I wish it didn’t have to be said, but it’s clear that it is: Nazis are not welcome. Not on the steps of Parliament. Nowhere,” he said.
Originally published as Farewell footage of anti-trans activist Posy Parker after fleeing New Zealand protests