Britney Spears Fans Stage Protest to #FreeBritney from Psychiatric Facility

Fans also want her freed from the conservatorship with her father that she's been in since 2008
Britney Spears Fans Stage Protest to #FreeBritney from Psychiatric Facility
Britney Spears recently announced that she would be taking some "me time" after cancelling her upcoming Vegas show to be with her sick father, but fans are concerned with the care she's been receiving.
 
Spears is reportedly staying at a psychiatric care centre, but was granted a break on Sunday (April 21) to spend Easter with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari.
 
Fans, however, believe that Spears is being kept at the facility against her will, and as such, staged a protest in Los Angeles yesterday (April 22) demanding to "Free Britney."
 
Protestors gathered outside city hall, and the event was livestreamed. A number of local media outlets approached the group to cover the event.
 
Over the last week, Spears' Instagram posts have been bombarded with messages including the hashtag #FreeBritney. After the hashtag was supposedly shadowbanned on Twitter, fans switched over to using #FreexBritney.
 
Spears has been in a conservatorship since 2008, following highly publicized mental health issues. In an unusual circumstance, the 37-year-old's father, Jamie Spears, remains her conservator. According to one protestor, Spears has tried to extricate herself from the conservatorship in the past, but was not granted the ability to hire her own attorney.
 
Fans became especially concerned when Spears' mother, Lynne (who split with Spears' father in 2002) posted a cryptic photo on Instagram and liked a number of comments supporting the #FreeBritney movement.
 
Spears' younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, has since shared support for her sister and sent a strong message to those criticizing her family. Their mother Lynne replied to Jamie Lynn's post with a string of heart emojis.
 

See footage and tweets about the #FreeBritney protest and movement below.