Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen have Twitter accounts suspended

Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen have Twitter accounts suspended

Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen are the leaders of Britain First

Monday, December 18, 2017

Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen have had their Twitter accounts suspended, piling yet more controversy on the far-right group.

Various reports suggests Twitter itself has taken the decision to suspend the accounts, although the reasons are yet to be made clear. Both accounts are still down at the time of writing.

Last week Fransen, who appeared on court charged with religious harassment in Belfast, suggested she may face suspension from Twitter as part of her bail conditions.

Fransen appeared on Thursday (December 14) to face charges stemming from a speech in August, only to be rearrested after leaving the hearing due to an allegedly anti-Islam message she had posted on social media earlier in the week. She was bailed on Friday.

Golding, who had visited Belfast to support Fransen, was also arrested by Northern Irish police.

Both Golding and Fransen are also facing harassment charges in Kent, having allegedly distributed leaflets outside a rape trial in Canterbury earlier this year.

However the group recently endured a huge surge in popularity after a string of messages retweeted by Fransen were shared by Donald Trump.