Calgary, AB,

Charges laid after protest at downtown high school

One Calgary woman has been charged after a physical altercation broke out during a protest outside of Western Canada High School last month.

On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, officers were on scene to support public safety during a protest that began around 10 a.m. The number of protestors fluctuated throughout the day, with an estimated crowd count of 80 people.

During the event, a fight broke out between several individuals of opposing views. The situation escalated to a physical altercation resulting in a number of individuals assaulting one youth and one man. Officers further separated the opposing groups to increase the distance between them. No further physical altercations occurred during the rest of the event.

Taylor MCNALLIE, 32, of Calgary, has been charged with two counts of assault, one count of sexual assault, and one count of unlawful confinement.

After an investigation by the Hate Crime Prevention Team, hate motivation has been applied to the charges.

MCNALLIE will next appear in court Friday, July 7, 2023.

The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released when it becomes available.

The Calgary Police Service recognizes the Charter rights of everyone to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Our overall objective is to work with all parties to ensure public and officer safety and to maintain orderly conduct and peace. In all situations, our enforcement efforts target behaviour, not beliefs.

Case #CA23206116/4733