Leader of controversial Diagolon movement Jeremy MacKenzie denied bail by Saskatoon judge

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A Saskatoon judge denied bail to the chief of the controversial Diagolon movement Friday.

Jeremy MacKenzie, 26, is dealing with a number of gun-related prices stemming from an incident final November close to Viscount, Sask., which is about 75 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon.

The allegations embrace assault, pointing a firearm, mischief and careless use of a restricted weapon.

Mackenzie was arrested final week at his residence in Cole Harbour, N.S., on a Canada-wide warrant and stays in custody.

Provincial court docket Judge Bruce Bauer made the choice to disclaim bail.

The causes for conserving MacKenzie behind bars can’t be reported as a result of of a court-ordered publication ban.

The Saskatoon courtroom was stuffed to about 75 per cent capability. MacKenzie sat within the prisoner’s field carrying a gray sweatshirt.

There was a heavier-than-usual police presence outdoors the courthouse. CBC counted 5 police SUVs within the quick space, and 4 deputies have been posted inside courtroom. Police confirmed the officers have been there for MacKenzie’s listening to.

MacKenzie additionally faces mischief, prison harassment and intimidation prices in Nova Scotia. 

Diagolon, the group MacKenzie leads, was recognized in a House of Commons report as an ideologically motivated and violent extremist group.

There are additionally connections between Diagolon and extremists who have been arrested on the Coutts, Alta., border crossing through the February convoy protest.

MacKenzie returns to court docket in Saskatoon Oct. 13.

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