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Photos show hundreds of Britney Spears fans offering support at #FreeBritney rally as she speaks out against her conservatorship

Photos show hundreds of Britney Spears fans offering support at #FreeBritney rally as she speaks out against her conservatorship
  • Britney Spears spoke publicly for the first time on Wednesday about her conservatorship.
  • As she spoke in court, about 200 supporters gathered near the courthouse to listen and offer support.
  • Fans waved signs, made speeches, and chanted at the #FreeBritney rally in downtown Los Angeles.

Britney Spears spoke publicly for the first time on Wednesday about the conservatorship that has controlled her life since 2008, formally requesting an end to the guardianship managed by her father, Jamie Spears.

"It's my wish and my dream for all of this to end," Spears said while addressing the judge in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday.

As the pop start made long-awaited statements about the conservatorship in court, scores of her fans and supporters gathered at Grand Park in Los Angeles to listen to her testimony and offer support at a #FreeBritney rally.

To learn more about the #FreeBritney movement and the legal battle around her conservatorship, read Insider's full report here.

Britney Spears supporters held a #FreeBritney rally on Wednesday afternoon as the pop star spoke publicly about her conservatorship for the first time.

Britney Spears supporters held a #FreeBritney rally on Wednesday afternoon as the pop star spoke publicly about her conservatorship for the first time.
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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Fans held signs, waved flags, and made speeches demanding the end of the pop star's court-ordered conservatorship.

Fans held signs, waved flags, and made speeches demanding the end of the pop star's court-ordered conservatorship.
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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The singer's father, Jamie Spears has been the conservator of her person and estate for 13 years.

The singer's father, Jamie Spears has been the conservator of her person and estate for 13 years.
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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During her statements on Wednesday, Britney said her father loved 'the control he had over someone as powerful as me.'

During her statements on Wednesday, Britney said her father loved 'the control he had over someone as powerful as me.'
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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Supporters of the #FreeBritney movement have long claimed she was being manipulated by her father.

Supporters of the #FreeBritney movement have long claimed she was being manipulated by her father.
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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Jamie Spears and the rest of the conservatorship team denied the allegations, calling the #FreeBritney movement a 'conspiracy.'

Jamie Spears and the rest of the conservatorship team denied the allegations, calling the #FreeBritney movement a 'conspiracy.'
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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But for many supporters, hearing Britney's statements in court on Wednesday was vindicating.

But for many supporters, hearing Britney's statements in court on Wednesday was vindicating.
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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The #FreeBritney movement dates back as far as 2009.

The #FreeBritney movement dates back as far as 2009.
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider.
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Emotions ran high among the crowd as they listened to Britney Spears disclose details about her life under the conservatorship.

Emotions ran high among the crowd as they listened to Britney Spears disclose details about her life under the conservatorship.
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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She compared parts of her life under the arrangement to 'sex trafficking.'

She compared parts of her life under the arrangement to 'sex trafficking.'
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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She also said she would love to have more children but her conservatorship won't allow her to remove her IUD.

She also said she would love to have more children but her conservatorship won't allow her to remove her IUD.
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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'I've lied and told the whole world that I'm OK and that I'm happy,' Britney said in court. 'It's a lie. … I've been in denial. I've been in shock. I am traumatized.'

'I've lied and told the whole world that I'm OK and that I'm happy,' Britney said in court. 'It's a lie. … I've been in denial. I've been in shock. I am traumatized.'
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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Around 200 fans listened to her testimony together at the rally outside the courthouse on Wednesday.

Around 200 fans listened to her testimony together at the rally outside the courthouse on Wednesday.
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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Some had traveled from as far as Arizona to attend the event.

Some had traveled from as far as Arizona to attend the event.
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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Organizers offered messages of support and hope for both Britney and the #FreeBritney movement.

Organizers offered messages of support and hope for both Britney and the #FreeBritney movement.
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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And they pledged not to give up until her conservatorship is officially ended.

And they pledged not to give up until her conservatorship is officially ended.
Free Britney rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Ted Soqui for Insider
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