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Protest over 'The Biebs' move is a bust

  • Hundreds of Atlanta residents sign up, but only 3 show up
  • Justin Bieber is rumored to be looking at a $10 million home in Atlanta's affluent Buckhead community
  • No comment from Bieber's camp regarding the move
Protest over 'The Biebs' move is a bust
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A Justin Bieber protest for his purported move to Atlanta was expected to draw hundreds of people, but only three people showed up.

After some residents heard Bieber has been eyeing a house in the area, the Buckhead Neighborhood Coalition called for a protest Monday at 6 a.m. outside the rumored $10+ million home the pop star is considering. Hundreds of people had signed up by Sunday to attend the event.  

A message on the page details the reasons why they aren't pro-Bieber in the Southern city. Among the reasons, the page notes, "Justin Bieber's relocation to Atlanta can be nothing but bad for our children, as well as the community. Some can't even let their children play in the driveway without fear; he has raced vehicles under the influence, before. What's to say he won't do it again? As a home owner down the street from this residence, one can assume many people will be contacting real estate agents soon enough."

Retiree and longtime resident Harold White and his wife organized the protest, telling CNN they are concerned "he'll bring the wrong type of element into a quiet, residential area." He added, "It is our position that a person with his means could certainly find a neighborhood more suited to his 'eclectic' lifestyle."

Earlier, TMZ reported that Bieber is looking to re-locate to the Georgia capital because of its established hip-hop and rap scene. The house he is considering is located in the same neighborhood where Usher lives.

Bieber has faced an onslaught of legal troubles recently. He was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, while allegedly street racing in an exotic car and under investigation with an alleged egg-throwing incident.  The Canadian singer was also the subject of a 'Deport Bieber' petition that has more than 100,000 signatures.

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