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Que. student leader supported in Ont.

An Ontario group is raising money to support a prominent Quebec student leader who was found in contempt of court.

Organizers of a protest in Toronto today say the court's decision is an attack on free speech and sets a dangerous precedent for other social movements in Canada.

The case involves Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, who became a household name in Quebec during the protests over tuition fees last spring.

A judge ruled that Nadeau-Dubois encouraged students to ignore a court injunction handed down in Quebec City 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.

Nadeau-Dubois says he doesn't have the money to finance a legal battle and is asking for financial help.

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