Even in death Michael Jackson continues to affect people’s lives. Yesterday the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the man accused of causing the death of the popstar through bad medical care, started in Los Angeles. Outside the courthouse fans of Michael Jackson gathered to show their support and demand justice. They were countered by fans of Dr. Murray, who also demanded justice for the doctor who was paid $150.000 a month to look after the King of Pop. Warning: some images depict the dead singer.

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The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Demonstrators gather outside Los Angele Superior Court during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Activist Najee Ali (L), holding a poster with photos of late pop star Michael Jackson, watches as Willie Hampton (2nd R), a supporter of Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray, is interviewed outside the Criminal Courts building in Los Angeles, California as jury selection begins in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Murray September 8, 2011. Murray is accused of delivering the fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid to the Thriller singer, causing his death in June 2009 at age 50. REUTERS/David McNew

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Doctor Conrad Murray (R), the late Michael Jackson's personal physician, sits with his lawyer Edward Chernoff during his arraignment on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death, in Los Angeles, California, in this January 25, 2011 file photo. Michael Jackson was unconscious backstage before a London news conference for his This Is It concert series, and he appeared drunk during the announcement itself, an attorney said during a hearing in Murray's case on September 26, 2011. Murray's defense lawyers wanted a video of the news conference shown to jurors in the trial, but the judge in the case ruled against it. The defense team is widely expected to argue Jackson was a drug addict whose habits led to his death. REUTERS/Irfan Khan/Files

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Demonstrators gather outside Los Angeles Superior Court during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

A demostrators' sign is seen outside Los Angeles Superior Court during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/David McNew

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Demonstrators hold signs outside the Los Angeles Superior Court during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/David McNew

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

A demonstrator affiliated with the group Justice 4 MJ holds a placard outside the Los Angeles Superior Court during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/David McNew

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Placards are seen outside the Los Angeles Superior Court during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/David McNew

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Television news crews set up as the sun rises during the opening day of Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/David McNew

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Katherine Jackson arrives during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Jermaine Jackson arrives during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

La Toya Jackson arrives during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Janet Jackson arrives during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Joe Jackson (R) arrives during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Supporters of Dr. Conrad Murray pray during the opening day of Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/David McNew

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Stacy Ruggles, who claims to be an adminstrative assistant for Dr. Conrad Murray, holds a sign during the opening day of Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Michelle Shaw (R) argues with a bystander (not pictured) as she stands with Beatrice Fakhrain during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Tito Jackson arrives during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/David McNew

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Divina Baham sets up placards during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/David McNew

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

This image taken from the prosecution courtroom evidence screen purports to show Michael Jackson lying on a hospital gurney in the screen grab from pool video during opening arguments in Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/CNN/Pool

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

This image taken from the prosecution courtroom evidence screen purports to show Michael Jackson lying on a hospital gurney in the screen grab from pool video during opening arguments in Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/CNN/Pool

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Dr. Conrad Murray (C) wipes a tear during the opening arguments in his trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Al Seib/Pool

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

A slide projection of propofol is shown during the prosecution's opening argument in the Dr. Conrad Murray trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Al Seib/Pool

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

A demonstrator holds up signs outside the Los Angeles Superior Court during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

A demonstrator with tattoos of Michael Jackson stands outside the Los Angeles Superior Court during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

A slide projection of Conrad Murray and propofol is shown during the prosecution's opening argument in the Dr. Conrad Murray trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Al Seib/Pool

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

A demonstrator rests outside the courthouse during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

An airplane (not pictured) tows a banner as it flies over the Los Angeles Superior Court during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Demonstrators carry a banner during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Michael Jackson impersonator Goward Horton poses for the media outside the courthouse during the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/David McNew

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

A video frame grab of a prosecution slide projected on the screen shows two images of Michael Jackson, one dancing on June 24, 2009 and one showing his body on a gurney on June 25, 2009 during the prosecution's opening argument in the Dr. Conrad Murray trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles, California, September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Al Seib/Pool

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

A slide image of a bathroom in Michael Jackson's home is presented as evidence during the prosecution's opening argument in the Dr. Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles, California, September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Al Seib/Pool

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

A slide of the bed where pop star Michael Jackson died is presented as evidence during the prosecution's opening arguments in Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Al Seib/Pool

The Michael Jackson Death Trial

Dr. Conrad Murray (L) looks toward his lead attorney Edward Chernoff during his trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Al Seib/Pool