The more common West Hollywood demonstrations in recent months have been in front of the Laurel Avenue home of Ed Buck, the white gay political donor in whose home two black men have died of meth overdoses. So it came as a surprise to some residents to see fans of Britney Spears clustered on the sidewalk outside West Hollywood City Hall holding signs and shouting chants of “Free Britney.”
The pop stars fans apparently were protesting a rumor that she was being held against her will in a treatment facility at the advice of
It’s not clear why the protest took place outside West Hollywood City Hall. The protestors did, however, attract a lot of social media coverage. They carried signs that said “Truth Will Set Her Free” and “Free Britney.” The protest was live-streamed on YouTube.