World Economic Forum does not 'have its own paramilitary or police force'

Published on 09/06/2022 at 11:15

Two images of a police officer were shared repeatedly in posts during this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos that claim its "paramilitary force" was "detaining journalists at will" in the luxury Swiss resort. This is false. A WEF spokesperson told AFP that it does not have a paramilitary force or police force. The Graubunden canton police force, which is responsible for policing in Davos, said no arrests were made at the 2022 meeting. The posts shared photos of a Graubunden canton police officer wearing a WEF badge, which the force said was worn for "team spirit" during the Davos meeting.