Justin Bieber Fans March In Argentina Protest Over Government’s ‘Purpose Tour’ Ban

Justin Bieber fans in Argentina marched in protest on Saturday, demanding that the Argentine government let the superstar bring his ongoing Purpose World Tour to the South American country.

Last Monday, the Canadian (or his team) tweeted that he wanted to perform there but “until the legal conditions change there I can’t.”

It is thought the “legal conditions” referred to an alleged assault case stemming from 2013 in Argentina brought against the singer and one of his former bodyguards. A paparazzo alleges Bieber ordered bodyguards to attack him when he tried to photograph the singer leaving a nightclub during his Believe tour.

While that case is ongoing, Argentine Justin Bieber fans see the government’s Purpose Tour ban as an injustice. On May 21, hundreds of fans marched to the Court of Justice in Buenos Aires, carrying signs saying “Argentina Needs Justin” and “Right To Music.”

Although the palace was closed, some fans told media in attendance that they believe the march will convince the authorities to lift the tour ban and let Bieber play in Argentina.

“If the judge has a heart, if he has a little blood in his veins, then he has to remove the complaint,” 16-year-old Oriana Chiodi told one outlet.

Check out a selection of fan-obtained photos and video footage taken at the march.

Mas???? #MarchaBelieber pic.twitter.com/6ODSf0fsbH

— Juana (@al53_lan) May 22, 2016

#MarchaBelieber en Tucumán. Estoy orgullosa de nosotras x2 pic.twitter.com/07DCYxZAfG

— I’ll never meet him (@jbsmyhope_) May 22, 2016

During the march, #MarchaBelieber topped worldwide trending topics on Twitter for hours on Saturday. However, based on Team Bieber’s tweets on the matter last week a turnaround by the government doesn’t look likely.

The first tweet was deleted and previously read. “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,” the second tweet reads.

“Argentina I do love you. It is in fact one of my favorite places to tour. I wish this was not the case. My lawyers say it is what it is,” the Justin Bieber Twitter account added.

After two music-related tweets the account continued, “Argentinian beliebers I would like nothing more than to bring the #purposetour there but until the legal conditions change there I can’t,” concluding, “Sorry Argentina. I love you.”


Bieber is currently on a break from his Purpose World Tour and is set to resume in North America on June 19. It remains to be seen whether Argentine Beliebers will get to see Bieber in person on tour.

[Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images]