An anti-racism rally, to be held in Nanaimo this past Sunday, June 20, was postponed due to a threat of violence. (Stock photo)

An anti-racism rally, to be held in Nanaimo this past Sunday, June 20, was postponed due to a threat of violence. (Stock photo)

New trial date to be set for woman accused of assault at Red Deer anti-racism rally

Taylor Michelle McNallie to go to trial on charge of assault with a weapon

A new trial date is to be set for a woman charged with assault with a weapon following an anti-racism rally in Red Deer last year.

Taylor Michelle McNallie, of Calgary, has pleaded not guilty and was to go to trial in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday.

However, the case was adjourned to set a new trial date, which was not yet available on Wednesday. No explanation for the delay was given in court.

Red Deer RCMP laid criminal charges after reviewing witness statements and dozens of videos collected after a Sept. 20, 2020 anti-racism rally at Rotary Recreation Park.

In the first incident, a disturbance occurred between two groups as demonstrators set up for their event, say police. The clash took place before police arrived, but resulted in assault charges against a 42-year-old Penhold man.

The second incident was caught on video and police say officers were quick to separate the two parties.

McNallie, then-30, was charged in connection with that incident.

Trevor Lyle Roy, of Penhold, is facing two assault charges related to the same rally. He is returning to court on Dec. 21.



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