Sunday, Feb 1, 2009
Hundreds of people rallied in Geneva and Davos Saturday to protest against the World Economic Forum, saying the elite gathered for it annual meeting are not qualified to fix the world’s problems.
Carrying banners reading ‘You are the Crisis’ and throwing snowballs, several hundred protesters marched to fences surrounding the heavily guarded Hotel Seehof in the Davos ski resort, where many world leaders and business people stay during the forum.
Protester Alex Heideger, a member of the Davos Green Party, said these were the people to blame for the economic mess.
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“It’s the same people who came last year and said the world economic situation is fine, and now we’re in a financial crisis. Now it’s the taxpayer who has to solve the whole problem.
“It’s people like you and me who have to pay for it with their tax money,” he said.