Protests erupt in Switzerland ahead of Trump's Davos trip

Protests erupt in Switzerland ahead of Trump's Davos trip
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Protesters took to the streets in two Swiss cities on Tuesday ahead of President TrumpDonald John TrumpEx-ethics chief calls on Trump to end 'monstrous' migrant policies Laura Bush blasts Trump migrant policy as 'cruel' and 'immoral' US denies report of coalition airstrike on Syria MORE’s visit to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

Reuters reports nearly 20 anti-capitalist protesters broke through a security barrier in Davos while shouting “Wipe out WEF.” The protesters rallied around slogans such as “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 protester told Reuters. "Trump is just, maybe he’s just the best symbol of this world."

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In Zurich, 2,000 protesters marched toward 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, El Salvador 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 Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBill Clinton hits Trump administration policy separating immigrant families in Father's Day tweet Trump's strategy for North Korea and beyond James Comey's higher disloyalty to America MORE in 2000. Typically, U.S. presidents send high-level delegations to the event.

Trump will attend the WEF with a delegation made up of a large chunk of his Cabinet, including Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonNorth Korea looked to set up communications back channel through Kushner: report North America wins 2026 bid to host World Cup after lobbying from Trump Trump, Tillerson pledged to ease travel ban to win World Cup bid MORE, Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossOn The Money: Trump imposes B in tariffs on China | China blasts 'fickle' Trump, promises payback | Trump to name consumer bureau director next week Trump poised to slap tariffs on billion in Chinese imports Bipartisan group of lawmakers urge US, Canada to work on lumber deal MORE, Labor Secretary Alexander AcostaRene (Alex) Alexander AcostaThere are now more job openings than unemployed workers in the US Flexible pay keeps opportunities open for disabled workers Dems demand end to waivers used to pay people with disabilities below minimum wage MORE, Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine Lan ChaoMitch McConnell — the Republican Senate's invaluable engine The lifesaving difference between connected cars vs. self-driving cars Transportation secretary defends brother-in-law’s nomination to lead pension agency MORE, Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinSpotlight falls on Russian threat to undersea cables The Hill's Morning Report — 'Sobering' IG report damages FBI Trump poised to slap tariffs on billion in Chinese imports MORE and U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerMcConnell urges GOP senators to call Trump about tariffs Companies brace for trade war MORE.

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWhite House faces growing outcry over migrant family policies First lady spokeswoman: Melania Trump 'hates to see' families separated at border Bill Clinton hits Trump administration policy separating immigrant families in Father's Day tweet MORE said Tuesday that Trump will present an “America First” agenda at the forum.