Supporters Chant 'Free Britney' in Los Angeles as Court Grants Her Power to Choose Own Lawyer

Large crowds rallied in Los Angeles, California, in support of Britney Spears, as her conservatorship case returned to court on July 14. The singer’s request to hire her own attorney was granted on Wednesday, according to reports.

Spears appealed for an end to the conservatorship on June 23, addressing a Los Angeles judge during the case’s first hearing.

Jamie P Spears, Britney’s father, was granted control over his daughter’s personal and financial affairs in a court-ordered conservatorship in 2008, following apparently erratic behavior, including shaving her head and driving with her infant son on her lap.

This footage, uploaded by Instagram user freebritneyla, shows crowds marching through Los Angeles and gathered outside the courthouse chanting “hey hey, ho ho, the conservatorship has got to go” and “free Britney”. Credit: freebritneyla via Storyful