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Quebec student leader raises $58,000 in two days for legal battle

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois speaks to reporters in Montreal, Friday, November 2, 2012, following a meeting with his lawyer after he was found guilty of contempt of court. Nadeau-Dubois raised $58,000 in the first 48 hours of a campaign to fight his legal battles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
November 04, 2012 - 6:03 PM

MONTREAL - A prominent Quebec student leader has raised $58,000 in 48 hours to fight his legal battles.

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, who was at the forefront of the protests against tuition fees last spring, asked for help on Friday to contest a ruling that he was found in contempt of court.

Two days later more than 1,700 people have contributed to the legal fund.

Nadeau-Dubois says in a statement he's thankful for the support but he'll need a lot more money to launch a proper defence.

Last week a judge ruled that Nadeau-Dubois encouraged students to ignore a Quebec City court injunction while he was doing a television interview in May.

His lawyer pleaded ignorance and argued there was no evidence Nadeau-Dubois was aware of the injunction, but a Quebec Superior Court justice rejected the argument.

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