Protestors took to the streets in two Swiss cities on Tuesday ahead of ‘s visit to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
reports nearly 20 anti-capitalist protestors marchers broke through a security barrier in Davos while shouting “Wipe out WEF!” The protestors were marching under the mottos of “Trump Not Welcome” and “Smash WEF!”
“Trump is just one of the other people we disagree with. We’ve been protesting every year now against the World Economic Forum and if Trump comes or not we don’t care,” one protestor told Reuters. “Trump is just, maybe he’s just the best symbol of this world.”
In Zurich, 2,000 protestors marched towards the city’s financial district, carrying banners reading “No Trump, no coal, no gas, no fossil fuels” and “Dump Trump.”
Reuters reports at least one person carried a sign reading “who was the shithole?” in reference to Trump’s reported remarks about Haiti and African nations.
Trump is expected to give remarks Friday at the meeting of business leaders and global elites, becoming the first president to personally attend the WEF since in 2000. Typically, U.S. presidents send high-level delegations to the event.
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White House adviser said Tuesday that Trump will present an “America First” agenda at the forum.