UK: Britain First leader arrives to face hate crime incitement charges in Belfast

Britain First leader Paul Golding reportedly denied inciting hatred during a brief hearing at Belfast's Laganside Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. He faces charges of inciting hatred during a 2017 speech in the city. Golding, 35, and party deputy Jayda Fransen, 31, are accused of using abusive, threatening or insulting words or behaviour at a 'Northern Ireland Against Terrorism rally' that took... Еще place outside Belfast City Hall on August 6 last year. Fransen and Golding were arrested by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in December 2017 in connection with the charges. During the speech Fransen reportedly called Northern Ireland «Britain's last line of defence,» telling demonstrators that «Islam posed the biggest threat to civilisation.» Golding and Fransen are set to jointly stand trial in April this year.

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