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GENEVA, Switzerland (Reuters) – Hundreds of people rallied in Geneva and Davos on Saturday to protest against the World Economic Forum, saying the elite gathered for its 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.
"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.
In Geneva, where the WEF has its headquarters, police in riot gear fired tear gas and water canon to disperse a crowd that had gathered in a square near the train station, sending people running in all directions.
'You are the Crisis'
Originally posted by odyseusz
The problem is that the protesters have no f$%#@ idea what is going all about. They are protesting because it is their hobby, or because they are partially paid by some lobbies to protest, it is although opportunity for some extremist politics to broadcast themselves. All this is totally corrupted, with no ideology just immature anarchy. This people in normal condition would probably start fighting with themselves if there was no their common imagined enemy. They just don’t represent any major philosophy which could be alternative to our present philosophies which are obligatory.