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 TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' 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 ClintonHypocrisy in Kavanaugh case enough to set off alarms in DC Getting politics out of the pit Kavanaugh and the 'boys will be boys' sentiment is a poor excuse for bad behavior 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 TillersonPompeo working to rebuild ties with US diplomats: report NYT says it was unfair on Haley curtain story Rubio defends Haley over curtains story: Example of media pushing bias MORE, Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossOn The Money: Senate approves 4B spending bill | China imposes new tariffs on billion in US goods | Ross downplays new tariffs: 'Nobody's going to actually notice' Ross: 'Nobody's going to actually notice' new tariffs on China China imposes new tariffs on billion of US goods: report MORE, Labor Secretary Alexander AcostaRene (Alex) Alexander AcostaFederal mine safety official accused Trump of illegally putting miners in danger Here are the administration officials who have denied they wrote the anonymous NYT op-ed Trump Cabinet officials rush to distance themselves from anonymous op-ed MORE, Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine Lan ChaoThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil Kathy Griffin offers her guesses on anti-Trump op-ed author A fuel-economy change that protect freedom and saves lives MORE, Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinTrump announces tariffs on 0B in Chinese goods Trump: China tariff announcement to come Monday afternoon Trump could hit China with tariffs of 0 billion as soon as Monday 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 ConwayThe Memo: Kavanaugh firestorm consumes political world Conway: Kavanaugh accuser 'should not be ignored’ George Conway rips Trump over tweet about Obama's '57 states' gaffe MORE said Tuesday that Trump will present an “America First” agenda at the forum.