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Closed 28/04/2017

raised of $650 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised $310 to pay the fine for a woman in Lausanne, Switzerland, who has been fined for singing "I feel good" by James Brown in public.

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Funded on Friday, 28th April 2017

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    A 37 year old woman from Lausanne has had a fine upheld in court after police gave her a ticket for singing ‘I feel Good’ by James Brown loudly in the street.

    The woman was listening to the track on headphones.

    The police gave her a CHF 150 fine for ‘disturbing the peace’ in July. The court upheld the fine and also ordered her to pay CHF 500 in costs.

    She probably doesn’t feel that good any more.

    After discussing it on air on the Butcher's Breakfast this morning, WRS listeners are pretty outraged. Can we club together and pay her fine + costs? Can we make her feel good again? Will she sing for us if we raise the 650 CHF required?

    Any donations that take us over and above the fine and court costs will be donated to a nominated charity.

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      • Onye Ikwu

        Onye Ikwu

        Apr 10, 2017


      • Jo Powles-Brown

        Jo Powles-Brown

        Apr 3, 2017

        Ridiculous to be fined for singing


      • Melinda Ching Simon

        Melinda Ching Simon

        Apr 2, 2017

        Great initiative WRS!!

      • Anonymous


        Mar 30, 2017

        James Brown singing donation from Pekka

      • Swithun Still

        Swithun Still

        Mar 30, 2017

        Singing in public shouldn't be criminalised! I suggested this initiative to WRS & I'm pleased to support in tangibly. Mark: Get her on the radio to sign her song & explain what happened!


      • Patrick Smith

        Patrick Smith

        Mar 30, 2017

        Singing out loud should bring smiles not fines


      • Shahidul Alam

        Shahidul Alam

        Mar 29, 2017

        Very happy to participate


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