Man faces assault with weapon charge after allegedly hitting woman with protest sign: Regina police

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 A 62 year-old Regina man is facing a charge of assault with a weapon after allegedly hitting a woman with a sign in front of a downtown Regina hotel.  (Cory Coleman/CBC - image credit)
A 62 year-old Regina man is facing a charge of assault with a weapon after allegedly hitting a woman with a sign in front of a downtown Regina hotel. (Cory Coleman/CBC - image credit)

Regina police say they arrested a man this week after he allegedly hit a woman with a protest sign.

Police were called to Regina's so-called COVID hotel on Wednesday. The downtown hotel houses a COVID-19 isolation unit for people who have tested positive but have no place to self-isolate.

A woman working at the unit had stepped outside during her break when she ran into a group of protesters. Following a verbal exchange, one of the protesters struck her on the head with a sign, she told police.

When officers arrived, the 56-year-old woman pointed out the protester and he was arrested.

A 62-year-old Regina man now faces a charge of assault with a weapon. He will make his first court appearance in September.