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Britney Spears fans on Monday held a protest in Los Angeles demanding the pop star be released from a treatment facility in response to online rumors that she is being held against her will.
A group of protesters gathered outside the West Hollywood City Hall with signs that read “Free Britney” and “Truth Will Set Her Free.” The protest was live-streamed on YouTube, with attendees shouting, “Hey, ho, Larry Rudolph has got to go!,” claiming it was her longtime manager’s decision to put the star in the facility.
Spears checked herself into a 30-day program in March in the midst of her father’s ongoing health issues, Billboard confirmed earlier this month. On Easter Sunday, she was granted a one-day leave to celebrate with her family, according to People.
Spears opened up to fans on Jan. 4 via Instagram about her dad Jamie’s health, saying she was taking an indefinite hiatus ahead of her planned Domination residency in Las Vegas, which was set to kick off in February, because her father had “almost died.”
Monday’s protest was covered extensively on social media. See below.
— Greg W (@gregw_dj) April 22, 2019
— Daniel_B (@Daniel_B6) April 23, 2019
— FREE BRITNEY (@peternewturkey) April 23, 2019
This story originally appeared on Billboard.com.
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