Britain First’s deputy leader has been arrested during a rally for violating terms of her bail, the far-right party says.
Jayda Fransen was arrested yesterday at the protest in Sunderland after making a short speech among the crowd.
She can be heard saying: ‘I’m sorry I can’t get up there but, as you may have noticed, the police have got some issues with me.’
It comes after she and leader Paul Golding were charged last month with causing religiously aggravated harassment.
Both are required to present themselves weekly at a police station as part of their bail arrangements — but they have spent recent weeks touring far-right events throughout Europe.
On Friday, Ms Fransen conducted a phone interview with Radio Aryan, whose tagline is ‘save the fatherland’.
She said: ‘We’re away against our will if you like, I’m actually desperate to get home – I’ve got so many activities to organise and carry out in Britain and at the minute I literally can’t come home because if I do I’m going to be arrested and detained.