Jack Posobiec and Crew Briefly Detained by WEF Police Outside of WEF Confab in Davos

Human Events Daily podcaster Jack Posobiec, and his crew were briefly detained by police in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, as he reported outside of the World Economic Forum (WEF) headquarters.

Posobiec said one of the WEF officers continually pointed his gun at him. “It’s called flagging in the military. This guy was flagging me like crazy,” he explained later during a live broadcast posted on social media.

Approximately 2,000 participants from around the world have convened in Davos for the WEF’s annual conference from May 22 to May 26, 2022 to discuss topics of global import such as the COVID pandemic, the “climate crisis,” and the war in Ukraine.

Shortly after Posobiec reported on the confab in a live hit for Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast, he and his crew found themselves surrounded by armed officers with WEF badges. Posobiec posted a video of himself and the officers arguing about whether or not he had a right to film the interaction.

Eventually, he agreed to put his phone down and stop filming.

The crew were detained for roughly one hour, according to independent journalist Savanah Hernandez, who showed up and began asking the police questions. Again, the officers objected to being recorded while Hernandez asked what was going on.

“Kindly put the phone away please,” a male officer said, before refusing to answer her questions.

“Please put your phone away, then we can talk,” a female officer said.

“Why do I need to stop filming?” Hernandez asked.

“Because I asked you to. It’s my personal right because I don’t like to be filmed,” the officer replied, adding that it’s the law in Switzerland.

Hernandez agreed to not point the camera at the officer, and asked her again why Posobiec was being detained.

“We are just making a normal police control because, you know it’s WEF, everything is very sensit—”

“Is there a specific reason he is being targeted?” Hernandez interjected.

The officer responded, “there is a reason because we have to have a reason to control a person.”

When Hernandez asked her what Posobiec did specifically to attract law enforcement’s attention, the officer became defensive.

“I don’t have to tell you that. Why are you asking me that?” she demanded.

Hernandez noted that there are many other journalists at Davos who aren’t being harassed.

“There is a reason, but everything is clear now and we’re about to leave in just a few seconds,” the officer replied.

“They refused to tell me the reason he and his team have been detained,” Hernandez tweeted. She said Posobiec told her that the police stopped him because he “looked suspicious.”

Posobiec said that the confrontation began earlier Monday morning when a couple of the WEF officers asked to see his and his crew’s passports, and press passes, which they were happy to provide. A short while later, however,  a van with additional officers showed up, and forced them to do it all over again.

This time, they were also taken to an area near some stacked tables and forced them to empty their pockets so they could be frisked. Posobiec said that the police wanted to take some members of his crew away. “I said, ‘no, you’re not taking anybody anywhere, alright?'”

Officers also insisted on searching his team’s van, Posobiec said.

He said it wasn’t until Hernandez showed up and started asking questions and filming, that the police decided, “okay, we’re done.”

Hernandez said it looked like only independent media were being hassled by the police in Davos.

“We have press passes, but they’re not WEF approved,” she explained.


Posobiec later spoke with Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk about his ordeal. Posobiec said the WEB officers were very curious to know more about TPUSA, a nonprofit organization that advocates for conservative values on high school, college, and university campuses. Posobiec is a contributor to TPUSA, and was sent to Davos by the group.

The journalist told Kirk that the officers demanded to see the footage that they had taken at Davos, and had attempted to take one of his team members to their van to view the footage.

“I said, ‘no, no, no,” Posebiec said. “You’re not taking anyone back there. You’re not separating us, we’re not playing that game.”

Posobiec said that  after the initial check of their credentials, the police apparently looked up who they were, and decided to come back and give them a “higher level of detention.”

“The World Economic Forum has it’s own paramilitary force complete with @wef BADGES and armed with military-grade weapons,” tweeted Newsmax podcaster Benny Johnson. “They are harassing and detaining journalists at-will. By what authority do they operate? Who do commands them?”

According to a June 2021 tweet, the WEF considers Posobiec a central figure in the globalist war against “disinformation.”

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.