Feel good about your information and become a local news champion today

Calgary woman charged after Western Canada High School protest in May

A Calgary woman has been charged after an altercation during a protest at Western Canada High School last month.

On May 17, during the 2023 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia event held at Western, there was a confrontation between different sides.

According to Calgary police, the number of protesters on either side fluctuated, with an estimated crowd of 80 people.

“During the event, a fight broke out between several individuals of opposing views,” read a Calgary police news release sent out Friday.

“The situation escalated to a physical altercation resulting in a number of individuals assaulting one youth and one man.”

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,” Calgary police said.

McNallie is scheduled to appear in court on July 7, 2023.

Calgary police said their investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when it becomes available.