October 19th, 2020

Mounties charge man with assault at Alberta anti-racism rally


By Canadian Press, The Canadian Press on October 7, 2020.

A police officer patrols as demonstrators march down a main street during an anti-racism event in Red Deer, Alta., on October 4, 2020. RCMP says they have charged an Alberta man with assault in connection to an anti-racist rally in Red Deer that turned violent about two weeks ago.
Investigators say they reviewed numerous videos submitted to them from the public of disturbances at an anti-racist rally in Red Deer on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

RED DEER, Alta. – RCMP say a man has been charged with an assault at an anti-racism rally in central Alberta.

Investigators say they reviewed numerous videos given to them from the public of disturbances at the rally in Red Deer on Sept. 20.

A news release says one video shows demonstrators setting up for the rally while one man strikes another.

They say police were scheduled to monitor the rally for public safety but.had not yet arrived..

Trevor Lyle Roy of Penhold, Alta., who is 42, is to appear in Red Deer court in November.

RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Deanna Fontaine did not say whether Roy was participating in the rally or there as a counter-protester.

RCMP say they are also looking at video footage that shows two other violent incidents at the rally.

They say one involved an assault with a weapon.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 7, 2020.

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