Britain First's Jayda Fransen in court over Belfast speech

Fransen's group have been widely accused of Islamophobia over their rallies and protests

Both members of the far-right group were escorted from the court building to a city centre police station for interview.

The leader and deputy of the far-right, white supremacist party, Britain First, have been arrested over speeches they made in Belfast.

After Fransen left the court, she was re-arrested by PSNI officers in relation to a seperate video she had posted on social media earlier this week.

He has been bailed to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court in January.

Fransen's re-arrest follows the arrest of Britain First's leader Paul Golding this morning after he arrived in Belfast.

But Fransen, from Anerley in south-east London, took to Twitter within minutes of her release on bail and said it was a "nonsense charge".

"Detectives investigating speeches made at the Northern Ireland Against Terrorism Rally on Sunday 6 August this year have arrested a 35-year-old man", a spokesperson said.

Fransen was re-arrested after she featured in a tweet on Wednesday purporting to show her at a wall used to divide Catholic residents from Protestants to prevent violence during the Troubles.

It follows comments she made at a demonstration outside Belfast City Hall in August.

Britain First has recently been in the news because Donald Trump shared anti-Muslim videos posted online by Ms Fransen - a move that provoked an outcry.

Around a dozen people in the public gallery watched her appearance, which was adjourned until later on Thursday to hear a bail application.

The Court did not put any restrictions on her social media activity.

Meanwhile, according to a police source, a "Free Speech for Jayda" rally was scheduled for last weekend but was postponed due to the snowy weather.

Her lawyer, Richard McConkey, said the curbs on her freedom of speech would be disproportionate for a politician.

District judge Fiona Bagnall said she was not stopping the accused from speaking, rather preventing her from reoffending.

"We have concerns there would be further offences and also concerns about public order", the detective said.

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