Arson with Disregard for Human Life at Indigenous protest site

Monday, August 13th, 2018 6:02pm


A 25-year-old male is charged after an incident over the weekend where fireworks were discharged towards the “Justice for our Stolen Children” camp in Regina.

On Sunday, Aug. 12 at approximately 2 a.m., police were dispatched to 2400 Legislative Drive after a report that a Roman candle (a firework which shoots pyrotechnics) was discharged toward the protest camp in Wascana Park.

It was reported that a male exited one of the vehicles parked at the Legislative Building parking lot, discharged the Roman candle, which shot multiple flammable projectiles toward the protest camp, then subsequently fled in a vehicle.

Investigation into this incident led to a 25-year-old male, who was arrested and charged.

Twenty-five year-old Brent Holland of Yorkton, is charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon [CC 267(A)];
  • Mischief under $5,000 [CC 430(4)];
  • Uttering threats [CC 264.1(1)(B)]; and
  • Arson with disregard for human life [CC 433(A)].

Holland was released on a Justice of the Peace undertaking and makes his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court on Sept. 17 at 9:30 a.m.