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Trump 'baby' to fly over London during president's visit

Queen Elizabeth II. Image AFP Queen Elizabeth II. Image AFP
Patty Aguilar | 06 July, 2018, 01:43

The Trump Baby blimp will be strapped to the grounds of Parliament Square Gardens on the morning of July 13, marking the President Trump's first official visit to London, and will coincide with "Stop Trump", an activist march to take place in central London. The balloon's flight was approved by Mayor Sadiq Khan after more than 10,000 people signed a petition and more than 1,000 people raised over $20,000 through a crowdfunding campaign.

The balloon will coincide with other protests of Trump's visit to the United Kingdom, including the "Stop Trump" march in central London.

"His city operations team have met with the organisers and have given them permission to use Parliament Square Garden as a grounding point for the blimp", added the mayor. He mentioned the detention of immigrant children in the USA and Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement as among the reasons for the protest.

Activist Leo Murray, one of those behind the blimp, said overnight that City Hall "originally told us that they didn't recognize Trump Baby as legitimate protest".

The almost 20-foot tall inflatable blimp depicts an orange baby, meant to represent Trump, with "a malevolent face and tiny hands", Trump Baby U.K.

"I didn't hear the howls of outrage, I didn't see the protests in the streets of London back in 2016".

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But he also told Channel4 News that a state visit by the U.S. President should be cancelled.

The project was founded by a group of protesters describing themselves as anti-fascist art activists, and crowdfunded by supporters who have so far contributed over £18,000.

Mr Khan once said of the president's planned visit: "If he comes to London, President Trump will experience an open and diverse city that has always chosen unity over division and hope over fear".

Another protest organizer, Max Wakefield, says the GLA initially objected to the idea.

Mr Khan and Mr Trump have repeatedly clashed on Twitter, including in the aftermath of the London Bridge attack.

As NPR's Laurel Wamsley reported a year ago, "In January, Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump for a state visit - an invitation that drew immediate criticism".

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