1,200 climate activists march on Davos as police close roads, deploy snipers and bring in 5,000 troops ahead of the World Economic Forum
- Climate activists are on a three-day march to World Economic Forum in Davos
- 1,200 protesters want to shame leaders for failing to protect the environment
- Police have closed roads, deployed snipers and have 5,000 troops on standby
- 3,000 world figures, including the likes of Donald Trump, are due to attend
Thousands of climate protesters are marching across Switzerland to Davos ahead of demonstrations during the World Economic Forum.
Activists have spent three days marching from Landquart, in the Swiss Alps, to Davos and plan to arrive on January 21 – the first day of the summit.
Security in the Alpine town has been beefed up ahead of their arrival as world and business leaders including the likes of Donald Trump are expected there this week.
Roads leading into the town have been closed, 5,000 troops placed on standby, police snipers positioned on rooftops and airspace restricted in order to make sure the event passes off smoothly.
Officials have outlined additional measures including vehicle checks and webcam shutdowns to ensure the event passes off smoothly.