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The sign at the pool declares gang colors and tattoos prohibited

The sign at the pool declares gang colors and tattoos prohibited

A public swimming pool in New Zealand has banned gang affiliation displays from its premises after an all-out brawl at the venue earlier this month.

Massey Park Pools in South Auckland has posted signs around the area saying “no bandanas, patches, gang colors or any other display of gang affiliation allowed”.

“Gang tattoos must be covered and rash tops are available for rent to help cover tattoos,” the sign reads.

This sign is now up at the pool.  Source: Massey Park PoolsThis sign is now up at the pool.  Source: Massey Park Pools

This sign is now up at the pool. Source: Massey Park Pools

The signs are in response to an all-out brawl that took place in the pool car park earlier this month.

Video of the fight, which was posted on social media, shows men fighting each other as police try to break it up.

At least 10 to 15 people were involved and one man was trampled and kicked while on the ground.

People can be heard screaming, clapping and yelling “f***-io” in the video.

A row erupted earlier this month, leading to gang-related items being banned.  Source: Facebook/SnapBook NZA row erupted earlier this month, leading to gang-related items being banned.  Source: Facebook/SnapBook NZ

A row erupted earlier this month, leading to gang-related items being banned. Source: Facebook/SnapBook NZ

A spokesperson for the group said the no gang affiliation rule at the premises was not new, they had simply not enforced it before, reports Stuff.co.nz.

“The struggles that have taken place over the last month have prompted us to put a reminder on our policies,” Community Leisure Management managing director of operations Kirsty Knowles said.

“Our pool is family friendly and everyone is welcome to enjoy it, but we will not tolerate violence.

“Guests must respect the rules and each other, the safety and well-being of our visitors is our top priority and we have the full support of the police and Auckland Council.”