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Britain First to hold first meeting in Northern Ireland this weekend

Far-right group Britain First are set to hold their first official meeting in Northern Ireland this weekend.

Controversial Belfast City Councillor Jolene Bunting revealed details of the meeting on social media.

It will take place on Saturday July 28 in Newtownards.

Councillor Bunting claimed that it was the "first official meeting of Britain First in Northern Ireland".

Britain First leader Paul Golding is expected to attend the event following his release from prison in May, his deputy Jayda Fransen remains in prison.

In March the pair were sentenced to 18 weeks and nine months respectively for religiously aggravated harassment at Folkestone Magistrate’s Court.

Their imprisonment meant that the pair could no longer attend a contest in Northern Ireland set for April.

Golding, 36, and Fransen, 32, were being prosecuted over speeches delivered in Belfast.  

The pair were charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words.

Ms Fransen also caused a stir in January when she gave a speech from the Lord Mayor's Chair at Belfast City Hall, while on a tour of the facility with Councillor Bunting.

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