Nearly 1,200 activists are Hiking in sub-zero temperatures of the Swiss Alps. Your Goal: To Davos. Greta Thunberg is already there.
DAVOS/road TO DAVOS taz | opening day at the world economic forum (WEF) in 2020 in Davos: Inside the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg accused the Powerful of the world of the failure in climate policy.US President, Donald Trump skin back, you need to have "the eternal prophets of doom and their predictions of the Apocalypse back".
The outside the know, especially on Twitter and Instagram. The Activists want to protest in a climate-friendly by foot to the conference venue on the road, in front of you.
Zum 50. The WEF is taking place – and for the first Time the protests last for three days. On Sunday, the 19. January, come together up to 1,200 people in the Swiss landquart and start their protest March through the mountains. Their goal is about 50 kilometres away, Davos is. Most of the participants come from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and France people have arrived. Parents with children and people of retirement age are here, but the majority of young people under the age of 30.
On any day of the Demo is between 10 and 24 kilometers overcomes, including sound trucks, participants draw. Sometimes it goes up several hundred meters of altitude, the mountains. The whole of the front of the train people run with the front banner. "The climate crisis: global economic failure", it says on English it. A Swiss activist, who says it supports: "I over here, because in Davos, the cause of the climate crisis sit." The activist next to her nods. "For 50 years, there is talk in the WEF about the problems of this world, but actions come from the most Powerful of this world. We want to set an example for climate justice.“
After the Start in Landquart the Demo comes at the end of the first day in the small town of Schiers. A large kitchen provides for meals, the fire for the campfire. Residents*indoor sleep to offer places.
On the second day of the Demo starts at about 24 kilometers away in the town of monastery. Also, the Swiss police is continuously on-site: Two official*of the interior, every day the same, forward run and forward cars. On the way it passes through several small places. Most of the residents*indoor shows and movies. Many clap, some wait with liquor or food, the Inn offers its restrooms to use and gives you free tea.
gnocchi Njehu, a feminist and an activist from Kenya and a part of the Fight Inequality Alliance, is a Participant in the WEF. It is the Protest several times on the ground. "I go to Davos with a simple message: It's enough. We need to abolish billionaires,“ she says of taz. "The fact that people have so much money, it means that you have exploit: either other people or the planet. These kind of assets also means corruption. You can buy democracies. They buy politicians. You can buy laws. We can't afford billionaire*on the inside.“
Njehu calls for regulations that make it impossible for a person alone possesses so much wealth. About 40 billionaire*be expected to be in Davos. "I hope I do my Job so well that you will invite me again."
On the third day, on Tuesday, is expected to reach the Protest Davos, is planning a rally on the town hall square. In the middle of the place. At the time of this writing, it is the majority of the Demo through small mountain paths on the road. Helicopters fly around, the police is informed. It is still unclear whether the Protest will reach the well-guarded Davos.Updated Date: 21 January 2020, 15:00