Supporters of pop singer Britney Spears gathered outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, July 14, to rally against her conservatorship ahead of a hearing scheduled on the same day.
Spears was granted the right to hire her own lawyer during Wednesday’s pre-scheduled court hearing, local media reported.
In 2008, Britney’s father, Jamie P Spears, was granted control over his daughter’s personal and financial affairs in a court-ordered conservatorship.
Britney Spears appealed for an end to the conservatorship on June 23, addressing a Los Angeles judge during the case’s first hearing.
This footage shared by Instagram user @britneylandiaa shows police officers on the scene as fans chant and hold signs that read “Free Britney.” Credit: @britneylandiaa via Storyful