LGBT activists in Auckland have again targeted ANZ Bank in a "pinkwashing" campaign protesting the bank's involvement in pride celebrations.
Last week, activist group Queers Against Injustice threw pale pink paint over a decorated 'GAYTM' at the ANZ Ponsonby branch.
The incident was initially interpreted as a homophobic attack. However, LGBT activist group Queers Against Injustice then claimed to be behind the incident, explaining in a blog post they were protesting against corporate involvement in LGBT pride celebrations.
More "pinkwashing" incidents have now occurred, targeting the ANZ Ponsonby and Mount Eden branches and the Ponsonby police station.
Although similiar in nature to last week's GAYTM vandalism, it is so far unknown whether Queers Against Injustice are behind the latest incidents.
To avoid further confusion about whether the vandalism was motivated by homophobia, this time the protests included visible posters explaining "pinkwashing".
The poster accuses ANZ Bank of supporting LGBT rights to distract from its treatment of workers.
It also states that "Israel uses a pro-LGBTQIA stance to distract attention from its military occupation of Palestine," and tells the story of a Maori transgender woman tackled when protesting the inclusion of police in the Auckland Pride parade.