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Quebec protests gain high profile support

2012-05-21 09:59

Montreal - Quebec's student protest movement has gained some high-profile supporters in the fight against tuition fee increases as anger mounts and demonstrations continue against a new law aimed at curbing the three months of demonstrations.

Quebec's provincial government passed an emergency law on Friday restricting protests, including a requirement that police be informed eight hours before and told the route of any demonstration that includes 50 or more people.

Demonstrations were held again on Sunday, including a rowdy evening march, for the 27th night in a row.

Montreal indie rockers Arcade Fire wore the movement's iconic red squares during an appearance with Mick Jagger on Saturday Night Live. Student backers praised the move.

Activist and filmmaker Michael Moore also gave his support to the students, featuring links about the issue on his website.