Occupiers build igloos ahead of World Economic Forum
In preparation for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, Swiss “occupy” protesters are preparing a unique strategy to maintain their vigil in the bitter cold: igloos.
As the world’s most wealthy and powerful business leaders and government officials flock to the posh resort town, occupiers are making use of record snowfall to build temporary structures that will shelter them from the elements.
Weather forecasts show that Davos will stay below freezing this week despite an expected break from the snow. Each igloo takes several people about four hours to construct, with individual bricks of snow being formed by hand and stacked end-on-end.
Speaking to a local reporter, one of the organizers said they plan to “disturb things a little bit” during the forum, but it wasn’t immediately clear what the protesters had planned.
This video is from Reuters TV, published Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.