Several hundred anti-capitalist demonstrators marched in Switzerland's capital Bern today to protest against US President Donald Trump's planned visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
With placards reading "Eat the rich" and "Fight WEF, Trump, capitalism", the protesters also targeted the annual meeting of the world's political and business elite at a luxury Swiss ski resort.
Davos often draws small protests against its famous participants and global trade agenda, but with the surprise announcement this week that Trump will attend this year's January 22-26 meeting, Swiss authorities warned "a high potential for violence must be assumed" at demonstrations across the country.
On its website, RJG said that "despite a strong police presence and significant provocations from civilian police, the protest was organised successfully".
A petition headlined "Trump not welcome - stay out of Davos" started by another group, Campax, had gathered more than 12,880 signatures by today.
Another protest against Trump's arrival at Davos, the timing of which remains unclear, is planned for the evening of January 23 in Zurich.
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