The deputy leader of far-right group Britain First Jayda Fransen, 31, was arrested in Bromley by Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on Saturday.
Britain First leader Paul Golding, earlier posted a video (attached below) on his twitter saying Ms Fransen has been arrested and is taken to Belfast for interrogation for a speech she made in Belfast this summer
He said: “A large group of plain clothes police detectives from Belfast of all places jumped out of nowhere and have arrested Jayda.”
“What have they arrested her for? Both of us addressed, made a speech, at a public demonstration outside Belfast City Hall all the way back in August.”
“The detective I spoke to told me she is being flown to Belfast tonight to be interrogated.”
“It’s absolutely ridiculous – this is non-stop with me and Jayda, non-bloody stop.””
He said his colleague had been arrested for “no bloody reason”.
Mr Golding and Ms Fransen went to Belfast for a demonstration by a group called ‘Northern Ireland Against Terrorism’ on 6th August where only 50 people turned up, which took place on the same day as a republican march organised by the Anti-Internment League to mark the use of detention without trial by the British Army during the height of the Troubles in 1971.
A PSNI spokesman said: “A 31-year-old woman has been arrested by PSNI Criminal Investigation Branch Detectives in London today.”
“The arrest was made in Bromley by PSNI detectives working with officers from the London Metropolitan Police Service.”
“The woman is being brought to Belfast to be interviewed under Art 9(1) of the Public Order (NI) Order 1987 in relation to speeches made at the Northern Ireland Against Terrorism Rally on Sunday 6th August this year.”
She has been charged with using “threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour
BREAKING: Jayda has been ARRESTED! pic.twitter.com/aK943GaPfz
— Paul Golding (@GoldingBF) November 18, 2017