Protesters placed a banner that says President Trump is “not welcome” on the side of a Swiss mountain to coincide with the president’s arrival there Thursday.
Trump arrived early Thursday in Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum.
The Swiss group Campax posted the banner — which says “Trump not welcome!” — on the side of a mountain near Sargans. Campax is a group of independent activists that say they are working toward “a fair and green economy and for a society that is founded on solidarity and compassion.”
The group said on their website that although the banner is not in Davos, they hope Trump will get their message “be it during a flyby through the valley here or through his daily television consumption.”
The group criticized Trump, saying he “stands for racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, hostility towards women, warfare, denial of climate change, attacks on human rights and a policy that deepens poverty and inequality.”
Trump said he will bring a message of “peace and prosperity” to the forum. He is the first sitting president to attend the summit in Davos since former President Bill Clinton attended in 2000.