Trolls have threatened to use a car to mow down women taking part in a march for consent in Auckland's city centre.
Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller and Jolene Guillum-Scott launched the 'Glittery March for Consent' this week after Ms Anello-Kitzmiller was groped while topless at Rhythm and Vines festival last month.
But within 24-hours of promoting the protest, due to take place later this month, aspiring writer Ms Anello-Kitzmiller, 20, and makeup artist Ms Guillum-Scott, 22, were left in tears by abusive messages.
One troll even threatened to come to the event 'in a car' in an apparent reference to recent terrorist attacks where vehicles have been used to kill pedestrians in city centres worldwide.
The 'march for consent' was organised after Ms Anello-Kitzmiller, from Portland, US, was groped by a male reveller at Rhythm & Vines festival on New Year's Eve.
During a live video this week, Jolene said:
I was really excited to talk about something which means so much to me, but I actually could not believe the comments I was getting
It destroys me that there are people out there in this world that thing it is okay to touch somebody or do anything to anybody when they have said no or didn't ask for that
We need to start talking about it and we need to start doing something about it... I'm sick of it, I'm sick of sitting down and letting it happen and I've always wanted to do something about it and so has Madeline