Charges laid after protest

The Fort Macleod RCMP have laid charges in connection with an unlawful protest at a turkey farm near Fort Macleod and Granum. On Oct. 23, the RCMP announced four people have been charged following an investigation that began on Sept. 2, concerning several individuals gaining unlawful access to a turkey farm near Fort Macleod. On Sept. 2, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Fort Macleod RCMP were dispatched to a rural property in response to a large gathering of people protesting on a turkey farm and the adjacent highway. On arrival, RCMP located several people who had entered the barn area unlawfully. The situation was resolved peacefully with the land owner and protesters, all of whom departed by 12:15 p.m. The ongoing investigation has led to charges against several people for their alleged involvement. Maxwell Ming Mah, 46, of Edmonton; Claire Buchanan, 28, of Calgary: Kennadi Rae Herbert, 24, of Pincher Creek; and a 16-year-old female from Calgary, have all been charged with one count of break and enter to commit mischief, contrary to Section 348(1)(e) of the Criminal Code. All four have been released from custody. The three adults are scheduled to appear in Fort Macleod Provincial Court on Nov. 27. The youth is scheduled to appear in Fort Macleod Provincial Court on Nov. 15. As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided.