London’s mayor says ‘Trump baby’ protest blimp can fly

July 6, 2018 GMT

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has given permission for protesters to fly a blimp depicting Donald Trump as a giant orange baby during the president’s visit to Britain next week.

According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, campaigners raised almost £18,000 ($23,800) for the helium-filled 6-metre-high (20-foot) inflatable figure, which has been permitted to fly during Trump’s visith with Prime Minister Theresa May on July 13.

CBS News reports that the balloon cannot fly higher than 98 feet.e_SClBThe campaigners told the network that the balloon reflects Trump’s character as an “angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands.”

Activist Leo Murray, one of those behind the blimp, told the Associated Press Thursday that City Hall “originally told us that they didn’t recognize Trump Baby as legitimate protest. But, following a huge groundswell of public support for our plan, it looks like City Hall has rediscovered its sense of humor.”

Anti-Trump protests are planned in London — a city the president is expected to largely avoid, the AP reported. He is expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and see Prime Minister Theresa May at her country retreat, Chequers.