Far-right hosts forcibly moved to dock in Christchurch court appearance, protesters clash outside
The hosts of far-right media outlet Counterspin have appeared in court after being arrested in Christchurch last week.
Kelvyn Alp and Hannah Spierer were arrested on Thursday, facing charges under the Films, Videos and Publications Act 1993.
The pair appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday and were remanded on bail to enter pleas on September 21.
Anti-Government demonstrators descended on the courts and gathered outside ahead of their appearance, clashing with a group of counter-protesters.
Representing themselves in court, they intially refused to stand at the dock - before being moved there forcibly by court security guards and police officers.
They addressed the court by reading from a prepared script, speaking over the top of Judge Jim Large.