UPDATE: The following message was posted on the “Return of Kings” website:
“I can no longer guarantee the safety or privacy of the men who want to attend on February 6, especially since most of the meetups can not be made private in time. While I can’t stop men who want to continue meeting in private groups, there will be no official Return Of Kings meetups. The listing page has been scrubbed of all locations. I apologize to all the supporters who are let down by my decision.”
(original story posted below)
A blogger who believes rape should be legalized has launched an “International Meetup Day” where supporters will gather in various locations throughout the world.
Daryush Valizadeh is known for his controversial books that advise men on the best methods to have sex with women and advocates that rape be made legal inside a private home.
Valizadeh, better known as Roosh V, runs the website Return of Kings that will host 165 events in 43 countries.
Thirteen of the meetups are planned in California. One in Roseville is planned for Royer Park.
Roseville Police posted a message about the planned meetup:
A counter protest has been planned for the same evening at Royer Park.
Hosts have been asked to wait at meeting points all around the world Saturday at 8 p.m. for men who are interested in attending. The men are instructed to ask the question, “Do you know where I can find a pet shop?” Members who are part of the group will then respond, “Yes it’s right here.”
A feminist group plans to protest planned events in Chicago.
Police in Des Moines posted a safety alert on Facebook urging women to stay away from the event and believe this may be potential to lure women to these various locations. They say “there is concern that this may be a ruse to commit rape.”