Protests at the world economic forum: you can't ignore us

The protests, the climate activists Davos have achieved. In the case of the three-day wall demo experience, especially support. climate protest in Davos at th

Protests at the world economic forum: you can't ignore us

The protests, the climate activists Davos have achieved. In the case of the three-day wall demo experience, especially support.

climate protest in Davos at the 22.1.2020: investment in fossil fuels as a climate crisis accelerator photo: reuters

DAVOS taz | "break the Power of banks and corporations!" On Tuesday evening the halls chanting through the dark Davos. Cars stand in a traffic jam, the police has blocked roads. It is the opening day of the world economic forum (WEF) and the wall demo has arrived. Up to 1,200 people have been out for a walk for three days through the highlands, more than 50 kilometers in minus degrees. For Climate Justice. And against the Forum policy and the business of its participants*conduct indoor.

expected to be The protestors, and more. Drums are heard, people clapping, along streams on the Central square. Then all jump together. "What do we want? – Climate Justice! When do we want it? – Now!“ One of the two police who accompanied the March the entire route on foot, lights smiling for a cigarette.

The WEF to 50. Time, instead, for the first Time, activist*demonstrate inside three days. On Sunday you came in the Swiss landquart together, most of them from Switzerland, among others also from Germany, Austria, France, Canada, travelled people. Parents with children and people of retirement age are here, the majority is younger, under 30.

On each of the three days of the Demo overcomes up to 24 kilometres uphill and downhill, the speakers, the participants have to inner self pulling and pushing. In the front of people to run with the front banner. "The climate crisis: global economic failure" is in English on it.

"Always more growth, fewer and fewer resources. You know, so it can't go on,“ says a Mittzwanzigerin from Switzerland. Of state and head of government*the inside as well as the loaded billionaire*inside you don't want, "that they pursue only their own interests but those of all". A woman in the retirement age, says she with over to show support. "I Express my solidarity with the young people who live on this planet longer than we have. I'm glad there is you.“

On the first night of the Demo paused in Schiers. Residents*to offer all-round sleeping spaces, the fire-thrower lit the camp fire, with the flames. On the second day, the hikers start for about 24 kilometers away in the monastery. The path leads you through small places. Most of the Villagers*indoor shows and movies. Some wait for food or booze to warm up. A Inn provides its toilets for the use and gifting of tea.

Also invited guests of the WEF to support the Protest. Gnocchi Njehu from Kenya, a feminist, and part of the Fight Inequality Alliance, multiple on-the-spot. On the second evening of the Demo, you discussed with Jennifer Morgan, the Director of Greenpeace International, and Luisa Neubauer of Fridays for the Future of Germany about what should be done. "The financial industry, banks, insurance companies, pension funds: they are just as responsible for the climate crisis, the fossil fuel industry," says Morgan. "Since the Paris agreement, it has pumped trillions in this company. The governments need to regulate and for such investment is to punish.“ Neubauer calls to shake up the System. "If lots of billionaires meeting, we need to make sure that you can't ignore us. I want you to know that we are watching you. That you can make, as there would be no crisis.“

At the entrance of Davos is reached with the Demonstration of the Intercontinental Hotel, watched by armed people behind fences and barbed wire. Here is Donald Trump, the US President stayed in. "Power to the people!", calls the Demo. And move on. Trump is not in the house, he's talking about at the WEF.

Updated Date: 22 January 2020, 18:00

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