World Economic Forum: Swiss army called for clearing snow, keeping off protesters
Rather than fighting soldiers from an enemy country, they are busy keeping snow out of the roads leading to this Alpine Swiss resort town and its Congress Centre, which would play host to over 1,500 top leaders and thousands of others including spouses of rich and powerful, their accomplices, journalists, the organisers and support staff.
Donning heavy bright orange jackets to keep off the cold, soldiers are also seen managing the traffic in this small town that usually sees tourists in form of backpackers looking to enjoy skiing on the slopes of Alps.
At the same time, a few of them would also keep a watch on anti-WEF protesters, who have become a kind of annual feature just like WEF meeting here and had called their protest 'Occupy Davos' last year.
The streets are also full of huge banners put out by different countries like Russia, South Africa, Malaysia and Azerbaijan, explaining to global investors their growth and investment potentials.
There are large size banners, including on the city buses, about India as well, which have been put out by IBEF (India Brand Equity Foundation). This year also sees collective efforts being made about joint efforts of India and Africa to harness their potential as global investment destinations through a 'IndiaAfrica' campaign.
The locals have, however,
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