Two leaders of the far-right Britain First group have been charged over offences in Belfast.

Paul Golding, 35, is accused of using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour during a speech he made in the city last summer.

His deputy, 31-year-old Jayda Fransen, appeared in court today on hate charges related to remarks she made at the same Northern Ireland Against Terrorism rally in August.

She was re-arrested shortly after the legal proceedings over fresh comments made earlier this week beside a wall dividing Catholics from Protestants in the city to prevent violence during the Troubles.

In a video, posted on social media yesterday, she criticised Islam.

Ms Fransen was later charged with threatening behaviour.

She is due to appear in court in Belfast again tomorrow morning.

Earlier today, Ms Golding was bailed to appear in the same court next month.

Last month, US President Donald Trump retweeted three unrelated anti-Muslim videos posted by Ms Fransen.

Two featured violent scenes, including someone being pushed off a roof and another person being assaulted.

The group has since boasted it received hundreds of new membership applications and said its Facebook posts were reaching hundreds of thousands more users.

Ms Fransen, from Anerley in south-east London, was arrested minutes after being charged at Belfast Magistrates' Court with using words that were threatening, abusive or insulting during her speech.

Police in court sought curbs on her ability to participate in future rallies in Northern Ireland, as well as social media use.

She took to Twitter within minutes of her release on bail and said it was a "nonsense charge".

"I criticise Islam and now they want to send me to prison for two years," she wrote.

The court ordered her not to go within 500 metres of any demonstration or parade in Northern Ireland as a condition of her release on bail.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall expressed doubts about whether her jurisdiction extended to the accused's social media use.

Ms Fransen's barrister, Richard McConkey, branded the curbs on her freedom of speech, as a politician, as disproportionate and said his client was pleading not guilty.

He accused police of trying to use the court to censor a politician.

Judge Bagnall said she was not stopping the accused from speaking, rather preventing her from reoffending.