Two women are now facing charges after allegedly attacking protesters at a rally in downtown Winnipeg in July.

Police say two people were struck with hockey sticks during the confrontation.

The Winnipeg Police Service says they received a report of an assault on July 4 at 8:15 p.m.

Authorities say a man and woman were involved in a political demonstration at the Manitoba Legislature.

As they were walking down Broadway Avenue they became involved in a confrontation with two suspects in a vehicle who were attempting to drive in the area.

Police say the man and woman were struck with hockey sticks by the vehicle's occupants.

Photos and videos of the incident appeared to show one of the victims suffered lacerations to their head. However, they refused medical attention.

The Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit is now charging two people for assault.

A 24-year-old and 29-year-old woman are both facing  Assault with a Weapon charges.