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Justin Bieber fans march in protest of Argentina ban

Hundreds of Justin Bieber fans marched through Buenos Aires, Argentina over the weekend (21-22May16) calling for his concert ban to be overturned.

The Sorry singer told his fans earlier this month (May16) that his Purpose World Tour wouldn't be stopping in the South American country because the government "won’t allow it" due to "legal conditions".


Justin didn't specify why he is banned, but a warrant was issued for his arrest after a photographer claimed he was attacked by the pop star's bodyguards as he took pictures of Justin leaving a nightclub in 2013. The warrant was later withdrawn. During the same visit, Justin also kicked the national flag off the stage during his show.


On Saturday (21May16), hundreds of his fans, known as Beliebers, marched through the capital city and formed a demonstration on the steps of the Palace of Justice calling for the government to let him perform.


They chanted and held banners, some of which read, "Argentina Needs Justin" and "Right to Music".


Justin announced the news on Twitter, writing, "Argentinian beliebers I would like nothing more than to bring the #purposetour there but the Argentinian government won’t allow it. So sorry... If things were to change I would love to come but at this time I cannot. For everyone else in South America I look forward to seeing you...


"Argentinian beliebers I would like nothing more than to bring the #purposetour there but until the legal conditions change there I can't."


Justin is currently on a break from the Purpose world tour, which resumes on 11 June (16) in Winnipeg, Canada. However, he hasn't had the chance to relax since his most recent concert on 19 May (16) as he had to prepare for a performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (22May16). He performed his songs Company and Sorry, and took home prizes for Top Male Artist and Top Social Media Artist.