He was detained during a demonstration and was accused of violent behaviour against a police officer. The Brussels Francophone regional media platform BX1 reports that Mr Beauduin was held in custody for 2 days before being released on 14 December.
Nevertheless, that is not the end of it for the student as he risks a custodial sentence of between 2 and 8 years. His solicitor has managed to get his case postponed until January. Meanwhile, Mr Beauduin is gathering video footage to prove his innocence.
The Brussels gender studies student is studying for a doctorate at the Central European University of Budapest.