Quebec student groups have launched a legal challenge against the province’s controversial protest law, saying it is unconstitutional.
Two motions were filed in Quebec Superior Court in Montreal on Friday, including a request for the law to be suspended until a ruling is made.
Students have been protesting against a rise in university fees since February.
Bill 78 was designed to curb demonstrations but they have escalated since its passage last week.
A meeting between the government of Quebec Premier Jean Charest and student groups is expected as early as next week.