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Britain First's Cofounders Have Been Been Charged With Religious Harassment

Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen were charged following an investigation.

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The leaders of far-right group Britain First have been charged with religiously aggravated harassment in connection with their alleged activity during a rape trial.

Kent police charged Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen on Wednesday following an investigation, the force confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

The pair, both from Penge, southeast London, were arrested in May.

Golding, one of the founding members and leaders of Britain First, was charged with three counts of causing religiously aggravated harassment. His co-leader Fransen, 31, was charged with four counts.

Both have been bailed to appear before Medway magistrates' court on 17 October.

Formed in 2011, Britain First is an ultra-nationalist political party and movement. It says its aim is to protect “British and Christian morality”.

Rose Troup Buchanan is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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